Proclaiming the Kingdom



Works by Jason DeRouchie

How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament
What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About
A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew
For Our Good Always


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Genesis 1–3 in Its Biblical Context

Genesis reveals the stunning beginning of the greatest story ever told. God crafts a marvelous universe with the power of his word, forms man into his own image, and places him into a garden, lavish and abundant. And yet, Genesis also holds bitter sorrow. The serpent slithers into the picture with deceitful intent. The man and the woman fall and are consequently exiled from the glory of God’s presence, but not without grace!

In the following lectures, Jason DeRouchie, Tom Kelby, and Brandon Bellomo look into Genesis 1–3 with an eye towards the biblical context of God’s redemptive purposes in Christ and new creation. They identify themes that begin in this garden and culminate in the final garden of the New Jerusalem. In break-out sessions DeRouchie also clarifies what aspects of the Creationsim debate believers must be most concerned with (i.e., God as Creator and Adam and Eve as the first historical parents through whom sin entered into the world), and he offers a series of biblical arguments for why he remains a young earth creationist while not tagging old earth creationists or evolutionary creationists heretical.

We invite you to begin reading Genesis 1–3 within its biblical context! read more…

Andy and Jason Drive It Home: How to Understand and Apply the Old and New Testaments

Check out this short video where Andy Naselli and I talk about our new books.

Jason S. DeRouchie. How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2017. xxxvi + 583 pages.
Andrew David Naselli. How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2017. xxviii +

Fathers Discipling Children

God has called fathers to train their children to treasure the Lord. And if fathers don’t disciple their children, someone or something else will steal that role. Worldly influencers, movies, apps, Facebook, Snapchat, and many other instruments all want to shape our children’s worldviews. But God has designed fathers to work with mothers to guide their children away from loving the world. Fathers must help children shape lives that are radically God-centered––to value what God values and hate what God hates (Deut 6:4–9). Fathers must help their children break the natural bent towards self-centeredness by pointing them to the all satisfying Savior. read more…

How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology

I rejoice that God has granted this new book to release today! I pray that it will serve to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.

Jason S. DeRouchie. How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2017. xxxvi + 583 pages.

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Is Every Promise “Yes”? Old Testament Promises and the Christian

The promises of God…. What we dread or hope for tomorrow changes who we are today. This foundational Christian doctrine colors all of our lives as believers, both in times of temptation and trial. God’s promises motivate holiness and awaken expectation and confidence in our pursuit of the Lord. But which biblical promises are for us? Can Christians legitimately appropriate all Old Testament (OT) promises as our own, when God gave them to specific individuals or peoples in a different time and under a different covenant? In this study, I seek to answer this query, considering why and how every promise in Scripture is “Yes” in Christ. In the process, I hope to help believers know better how to faithfully claim OT promises as our own.
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A Number of Studies on Zephaniah

The prophet Zephaniah was a Jew with both royal Davidic and black African heritage. The Lord commissioned him to assist the reformation efforts of King Josiah around 622 B.C. The book’s message is direct: In light of the impending day of his wrath, the Lord summons his faithful remnant to patiently pursue him together in order avoid punishment and to enjoy satisfying salvation, all for God’s joy and glory. I love this book in light of the way it crushes pride, celebrates our savior, and heightens both delight in God and desire for consummation. Below are a number of links to messages I have given on this book. read more…

Isaiah—Celebrating the Servant Savior



Isaiah rebukes Israel’s rejection of God’s kingship while sounding forth the everlasting promise of God’s universal kingdom that will come through the peace-establishing, justice-working Servant King, who will reign over transformed ethnic Israelites and Gentiles in the new creation. “And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled,” says Isaiah, “and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day” (Isa 2:17). God reigns not through proud men but ultimately through this Servant, who moves through tribulation unto triumph. This is Isaiah’s vision for hope.

In the following series of lectures, Dr. Jason DeRouchie teaches through a number of the high Messianic points in one of the Old Testament’s greatest prophetic books (he will be adding to this weekly). Come celebrate the Servant Savior in Isaiah’s proclamation of good news!
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If Your Right Hand Causes You to Sin: Ten Biblical Reflections on Masturbation


Sexual intimacy within marriage is a beautiful gift from God. It’s an outlet for play and passion, and it nurtures closeness with your spouse, supplying a unique context for giving and receiving love. But as with all God’s good gifts (1 Timothy 4:4), the devil seeks “to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10). His perversions are deeply grieving, and the scars can be lasting.

What does God say about masturbation? Here are ten reasons to resist the temptation with all your might. read more…