Life in the New Covenant Dec20

Life in the New Cove...

In place of the old paradigm, which divided the world into Israelites and non-Israelites, the gospel places everyone in “those in Christ, who by definition have the Spirit” and those who are not: “You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.” (Rom 8:9).

Not Comforted by God’s greatness? Dec20

Not Comforted by God...

There is no comfort in a weak shepherd. Neither is their comfort in a powerful despotic shepherd. The comfort comes from the graciousness of God’s greatness. Let me encourage you, as I encourage myself: in challenging times of change, let’s fix our eyes on the graciousness of God’s greatness.

When a Christmas gift becomes far more personal Dec19

When a Christmas gift becomes far more personal

O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. O come, Thou Wisdom from on high, Who orderest all things mightily; To us the path of knowledge show, And teach us in her ways to go. O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan’s tyranny; From depths of hell Thy people save, And give them victory over the grave. O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer Our spirits by Thine advent here; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, And death’s dark shadows put to flight.

Hope: Why We Need a Savior Dec19

Hope: Why We Need a ...

The unique relationship that God set up with His image bearers was that if they obeyed Him they would continue to live in perfect harmony with their Creator, as image bears, in the garden Eden, with dominion over the creatures, but if they disobeyed they would surely die. This relationship deals in justice.

The Bible: God and Meaning Dec18

The Bible: God and M...

When you come to grips with what you really know, you realize that you haven’t achieved exhaustive wisdom and knowledge. And if you’re wise, don’t you have to consider all options, in this case perhaps “madness and folly” have a better answer. But if you turn to folly, what has happened to your supposed wisdom?

Flesh and Spirit Dec17

Flesh and Spirit

The format of this very brief article is simple. In the first part, I draw attention to the way Scripture always contrasts FLESH and SPIRIT. In the second part, I draw attention to the way Scripture applies this contrast to the two covenants – the old and the new. In the third part, I draw the obvious conclusion. I urge all law men to think about it.

John’s Gospel – The Prologue – Part One Dec16

John’s Gospel ...

John uses ‘Logos’ as the best way to summarize who Jesus is. Jesus is the agent of creation who does disclose and reveal God and is the One who brings deliverance and salvation to His people. The ‘Word’ brings it all together.

Think #2: God’s Part and Man’s Part in Salvation Dec15

Think #2: God’...

When the Bible says man is dead in sin, it means that man’s mind, heart, and will are all spiritually dead in sin. When the Bible speaks of our being in bondage to sin, it means that our entire being, including our will, is under the bondage and power of sin.

The Joy of God’s Creation Dec14

The Joy of God’...

Whether we gaze out into the heavens and see the canvas of God’s glory or look into the secrets of sub-atomic matter, we are confronted with a God of order, beauty, intelligence, and power.

The Writings of David H.J. Gay Dec13

The Writings of Davi...

Books by David HJ Gay. Preaching God’s word since 1957 David has served as a teaching elder for 20 years. Since 2014 he has been engaged in an itinerant preaching and writing ministry. In addition he is a prolific writer, articulate preacher/teacher. His labors bring a breath of fresh air to those who struggle to understand the biblical doctrines of Justification, Sanctification and issues of Law (Letter) and Grace (Spirit).