Old Covenant

Christ Will Not Be Supplemented

Christians are often tempted to search for beliefs and practices that will give them a “deeper experience” of their faith. And, as Qoheleth said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” Colossians 2 reminded me of this reality today. According to Colossians 2:16-23, first-century Christians were tempted to add Jewish rituals to Jesus. Consider the passage for yourself, Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon…

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Let Your Hatred Be Without Hypocrisy

“O you who love the LORD, hate evil!” (Psalm 97:10a) Whether committed by a politician on Capitol Hill, a famous producer in New York City, or a professional athlete from your favorite team, evil should be hated by those who love the LORD. Our skin should not crawl less when we hear a story of evil actions by someone that we like or supported in the past. There should be parity in our repulsion over evil. When someone claiming to…

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What does it mean to preach “the glory of God in face of Jesus Christ?”

By definition, preaching is “a public declaration.” So, to “preach” the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ is to publicly declare the beauty and worth of God by expounding the person of Jesus Christ (Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3). In other words, the beauty and worth of God is revealed most clearly and with saving efficacy in Jesus’ life of ministry and teaching, sacrificial death, and resurrection. This message of such details is rightly called the Gospel. This…

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