Thoughts on the Fulfillment of Scripture

Thanks to some encouragement from Alice, I'm back. This morning, I was reading some of John's account of Good Friday. Several times, John 19 points to scripture being fulfilled in the events around Jesus' crucifixion (specifically, verse 24, 28-30, & 36-37). Except for verses 28-30, John quotes the OT passages he has in mind. What…

Why the OT, part 2

In my last post, I discussed how important it is for the Church to read and learn from the Old Testament. This time, I want to say more about how we actually go about doing that. First thing to keep in mind as you read the OT: it is first. As I described in the…

Why the OT?

For some reason, when I was preaching regularly, I felt compelled to do a series on Leviticus. Why? It was due, in part, to include all of scripture in my teaching. But I'm sure there was also a part of me that wanted to rise to the challenge of makingĀ even Leviticus come alive. But the…