Tag Archives: Old Testament

Steve Thomas on How to Preach David and Goliath

Steve Thomas on How to Preach David and Goliath

I was surprised how much interest there was to an article I linked to that cautioned against typical “Christocentric” preaching of Old Testament texts when the original intent of given texts had nothing to do with Christ. For those interested, this sermon by Pastor Steve Thomas addresses this very issue really well. Continue Reading

David and Goliath is not about Jesus

David and Goliath is not about Jesus

This is a helpful article that explains the danger of “finding Christ in every text of Scripture,” when many texts, especially in the Old Testament, were never intended to be taken this way. In essence, the Christocentric hermeneutic attempts to find Christ as the subject or topic of every text. It desires to show that… Continue Reading

What if a sermon fails to mention Christ?

What if a sermon fails to mention Christ?

This is a very interesting look at the fact that sometimes, if a preacher stresses the authorial intent of an Old Testament text, he will not mention Christ at all. It might surprise you what preacher is references in this post. So is it a bad thing to not mention Christ in a sermon? Continue Reading

The Hebrew Worship Textbook

The Hebrew Worship Textbook

The books of Chronicles are very important for anyone desiring to study Hebrew worship. For the average reader of the Old Testament, however, the books may seem redundant, simply repeating material found in 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings. Why would God include another two books recording the same events? A couple… Continue Reading

Nor shall your eye pity him

How important is it that we worship God and him alone? Deuteronomy 13:6-11 is one of those passages that jars our modern sensibilities as a stark reminder that God will not be trifled with: [6] “If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace or… Continue Reading