Month: February 2016

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2 Peter 3:11–18 — Diligent to the End

11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as...

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Isaiah 65:17–25 — Enjoying the New Creation

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness. I will rejoice in Jerusalem and...

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Women’s Bible Study CANCELLED

The women’s Bible study scheduled for Wednesday, February 26th has been cancelled due to weather conditions. The next study will meet on Wednesday, March 9th at the home of Erica Bucey. We will discuss the Introduction, as well as Chapters 1-2 from Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin.

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2 Peter 3:1–13 — Repent, the Lord Is Coming

This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, 3 knowing this first of all, that...

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The Eschatology of the Image of God, Part 1

We consider the eschatology of the image of God through the covenantal structure instituted by God. We look at Ephesians 1:3, which provides a rich paradigm for covenantal union that is personal, Spiritual, and eschatological. Just as we have born the image of the man of dust, we will come to bear the image of...

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2 Peter 2:17–22 — The Promise of Freedom

17 These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. 18 For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. 19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves...

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2 Kings 18:13–37 — Trusting in the Lord of the Battle

13 In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. 14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria at Lachish, saying, “I have done wrong; withdraw from me. Whatever you impose on me I will bear.” And...

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2 Peter 2:4–16 — The Judgment to Come

4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world...

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Dominion and Offices

We now turn several important implications of the image of God, namely humanity’s dominion and offices. Man is made to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. He exercises this God-directed life as a prophet, priest, and king of creation. Download the handout