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Making Use of Christ: Christ’s Relations with His People (3 of 4)

The following series was a paper submitted for the course ST 711 at Reformed Baptist Seminary. It has been adapted into blog posts. 2.0 Christ’s Relations with His People: Union with Christ Miller’s exhortation for us is to “make use of Christ’s offices, titles, and relations.” That relation to believers is union with Christ, apprehended […]

Making Use of Christ: The Offices and Titles of Jesus Christ (2 of 4)

The following series was a paper submitted for the course ST 711 at Reformed Baptist Seminary. It has been adapted into blog posts. 1.0 The Offices and Titles of Jesus Christ Christ, the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Messiah, meaning anointed one, has been since Pentecost the church’s way of expressing Jesus’ Spirit-given authority […]

Sanctification’s Two Edges: Mortification and Vivification

Sanctification has two aspects: Mortification (the killing of sin) and Vivification (living a godly, virtuous walk, bearing the fruit of the Spirit)–dying and rising daily. Here are strands of thought unfolding this distinction from a web search: 1. From the Abiding Fruit Blog from Calvin’s 1541 French translation of the Institutes. This is an excellent summary of […]

Finding and Preaching Christ in the OT: Introduction (1 of 7)

He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the Things Concerning himself The question “How can we find and preach Christ from the Old Testament (OT)?” can be answered from many starting points. It seems the best approach to the question begins with the risen Christ declaring “the things concerning himself” to two disciples on […]

Challenges to the Redemptive-historical Christocentric Approach to the OT (2 of 7)

People Still Dissent against the most Biblically Supported Hermeneutic Despite our utter certainty that Christ and his followers read the OT as a christocentric document, scholars today still attempt to discredit the apostolic hermeneutic and erect other hermeneutics in its place. As Johnson aptly noted, “when any hermeneutic method disqualifies… the ways that Jesus… interpreted […]

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