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A Prayer for the Unengaged

Our Father, you are in heaven yet you see and oversee everything on earth. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and the Bahamas to Yemen your common grace this dawn is allowing the light and warmth of the sun to rise on some 1,200 people groups who are still dwelling in spiritual darkness, completely unengaged with the gospel. At present, all of them are ungodly and unrighteous, suppressing the truth and neither honoring you nor thanking you as God. They have eyes, but have never seen your beauty. They have ears, but have never heard of that through Christ they can be saved. They are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, practicers of homosexuality, thieves, greedy, drunkards, revilers, and swindlers, and right now none of them will inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor 6:9–10). Their rebellion has made them your enemies and placed them under your wrath (John 3:36). They continue to love darkness more than light (3:19), and only bad news and hopelessness shape their existence. There is no fear of God before their eyes (Rom 3:18). Yet such were some of us. But we were washed, we were sanctified, we were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God (1 Cor 6:11). read more…

For Our Instruction: Jesus’ Bible as Christian Scripture

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the inauguration of the Protestant Reformation, Bethlehem College & Seminary recently had a conference focused on biblical interpretation titled Eureka! Discovering Gold in God’s Word. Drs. John Piper, Andy Naselli, and myself all presented messages related to our three recent books. My message, related to my How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology, argued (1) that the Old Testament is Christian Scripture, (2) that God originally gave the Old Testament to instruction Christians, (3) that the Old Testament authors had some sense that their words would be more meaningful for those living this side of the cross than for those living before it, and (4) that Jesus is supplies both needed light and lens for properly grasping the Old Testament’s message, enlivening us to read the Old Testament and to receive what is there (light) and guiding us to know how to read it in a way that ultimately points to him (lens).  read more…

EUREKA! Discovering Gold in God’s Word

On 22–23 September 2017, Bethlehem College & Seminary held a conference under the above title. It celebrated the 500th anniversary of the inauguration of the Protestant Reformation by focusing on three books on interpreting Scripture that three of our faculty published this year:

  1. Piper, John. Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2017.
  2. DeRouchie, Jason S. How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2017.
  3. Naselli, Andrew David. How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2017.

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Podcast Interview for How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament

 

I recently enjoyed an extended interview regarding my book How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology (Presbyterian & Reformed, 2017). The podcast aired 3 September 2017 on Equipping You in Grace, hosted by Dave Jenkins. In this 50 minute Q&A you will hear me respond to the following queries: read more…

The Greatest Wonder of the World

A Prayer of Praise

You alone are exalted higher than the sky. The greatest people and the greatest nations are like drops in a bucket that is carried along by you and you alone. The Milky Way galaxy has 100 billion stars, and there are 10 trillion galaxies of equal size; yet you know every star by name. Every blade of grass in the prairies, every needle in the pine forests of the West, every piece of sand on the beaches of the Caribbean and south Pacific, you know their number, and we stand in awe of you. read more…

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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