Posts from August 2017

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When Being All Things to All People is Justified

by Tim Edwards

2017-08-20¬† As the first church transitioned from its earliest Jewish roots to a church for people from a wide array of backgrounds, Paul held up a standard to guide religious practice…the laws of Christ…the law of love. The new freedom the disciples found in Christ was never to be used as a license but when […]

Two Weird Visions…and Unclean is Clean

by Tim Edwards

As we follow the narrative of Acts we are beginning to see the implications of Christ’s introduction of a New Covenant. Last week our focus was on how Christ’s work of atonement rendered the sacrificial system of the Law obsolete. This week, we see that the purification rites of the law became non-binding¬†and ultimately symbolic […]

Jesus and the New Covenant

by Tim Edwards

2017-08-06 Every time we celebrate the Lord’s Supper we here Jesus’ words; this cup is a new covenant in my blood. We explore the meaning and significance of this familiar yet puzzling phrase