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Posts from August 2020

Hebrews 1:3 – Christ on the Throne: Davidic or Priestly?

Hebrews 1:1-4 opens with a magisterial statement about the Son of God—Jesus Christ.  It provides seven statements about Jesus in a series of doctrinally-rich phrases.  One of those statements reads: “After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” (1:3b; all verses here in ESV). The question here: does this sitting down next to the Father relate primarily to Jesus’s priestly role, or does it relate to the fulfillment of the Davidic…

Proverbs – A Few Good Things

Every good sermon leaves good things on the cutting room floor… hence this weekly blog!  This week I examined a “few good things” from the book of Proverbs – passages that used the word “good” (Hebrew: tov) to describe one thing or the other. But alas!  There were too many “good” verses in Proverbs for me to handle in a single sermon.  Here are five bonus “good” verses that might edify you today and a few words about why I…