Denny’s Blog 2016-10-29T15:10:43-05:00

The Promise-Fulfillment Tension (Joshua)

Moses is dead (Deut. 34:5; Josh. 1:2). Joshua is the new leader of God's people (Deut. 31:23; Josh. 1:1-9). He leads the people across the Jordon as on dry ground (Josh. 3:17). As a result, "the Lord exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel" [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|Denny's Blog|

The Gospel According to Moses (Deuteronomy)

The key text of Deuteronomy is clear. "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command [...]

By | August 24th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

The Church in the Wilderness (Numbers)

The Book of Numbers has five sections outlining three encampments and two travelogues. First, in Numbers 1:1-10:10, Israel prepares for travel. Second, Numbers 10:11-12:16 records the travel from Sinai to the area of Kadesh-Barnea. “Now in the second year, in the second month, on the [...]

By | August 17th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

The Focal Point of Holiness (Leviticus)

Exodus ends, “In the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month” (Exod. 40:17). Leviticus continues the story of God’s people settled at the foot of Mt. Sinai with the little word and. “And the LORD called Moses . . [...]

By | August 10th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

Redemption, Covenant, and Worship (Exodus)

At the end of Genesis, the sons of Israel are in Egypt, and Joseph dies. At the beginning of Exodus, the sons of Israel “increased greatly” (Exod. 1:6). A new king arose over Egypt “who did not know Joseph” (Exod. 1:8). Slavery followed. “They set [...]

By | August 3rd, 2020|Denny's Blog|

The Beginning of the Gospel (Genesis)

Genesis has three main divisions. Genesis 1-11 begins with creation and takes us up to the time of Abraham. Genesis 12-36 zooms in on the stories of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Finally, slowing down to a snail’s pace, Genesis 37-50 give us what we call [...]

By | July 27th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

You Are Salt and Light

“You are the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13). The you is plural. Jesus is speaking to a crowd of people (Matthew 5:1). Salt is a preservative. Salt brings out flavor. Christian people scattered over society preserve the degree of goodness, righteousness, and love still [...]

By | July 20th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

The Sanctification Mandate

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and [...]

By | July 13th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

No Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world (1 John 2:16). Such desire and lust is not from the [...]

By | July 6th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

Anti-Christs, Secessionists, and Assurance

Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if [...]

By | June 29th, 2020|Denny's Blog|