The Hebrews, led by Moses, have reached the Jordan river after 40 years of wandering in the desert.  After 40 years, the generation who had disobeyed God has died out, leaving their children.  Moses seeks to pass on the law of the Lord to the Hebrews before they cross and take the Promised Land, warning…

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Deuteronomy is the roadmap through with the Hebrews were called to live their life.  It is useful for “teaching, reproof, and correction,” and preparation “for every good work,” but is not a tool to justify themselves before God.  The law, defined in the Old Testament, is not obsoleted in the New Testament but instead fulfilled…

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The Lord exhorts the Hebrews present at the Jordan to follow His law, unlike the generation of Sinai.  The law is more than a dated legal code applicable only to this ancient people.  Careful study of this book brings a deep understanding of our faith.  Deuteronomy was well studied by Jesus and Paul, and its…

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We will soon begin a special short study, beginning the week after Thanksgiving. It will run only for the first two weeks of December. We offer it as an Advent meditation and in preparation for the Jubilee year. The great mercy of God in Christ is our subject. What a subject! In our study we will…

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The dating of the book of Deuteronomy is discussed.  Archaeological and Biblical evidence is considered, as well as its literary style in comparison to Suzerain treaties of the time. Download MP3 (12:21; 28 MB)

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In chapter 3 Paul tells Christian what they are to put off. “Members of the Earth” refers to all of our worldly passions and appetites, in particular sexual sin, idolatry, greed and malice. Paul tells us to decisively put to death what is Earthbound in us. The practical exhortations of this chapter of Paul’s letter contains many…

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The third chapter of Colossians invites us to consider the practical applications of Paul’s spiritual message. Paul pulls things together, the various elements of this letter, in the third chapter. There is a certain logic to Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, wherein each chapter builds on the previous chapter and drawing on several key themes.…

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We will soon begin our fall Scripture study, ten weeks in the Book of Deuteronomy. We begin the week after Labor Day. Let me say that I am very excited about this particular offering and have long looked forward to the right time to present it. I know that many modern readers find this a…

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