Denny’s Blog 2016-10-29T15:10:43-04:00

Old Testament Grain Offerings and You

Leviticus 2 requires grain offerings. These are second in line after the whole burnt offerings. What is their typological significance? To what do they point? Leviticus 2:9 gives us a start. “The priest then shall take up from the grain offering its memorial portion, and [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Old Testament Sin Offerings and the Sacrifice of Christ

Leviticus four brings us to the sin offerings. People who sin unknowingly or unintentionally make these offerings. They are sacrifices for specific sins. These sins may be due to oversight or lack of understanding. For example, you tell the truth (Exodus 20:16); but you state [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Old Testament Peace Offerings and the Sacrifice of Christ

The whole burnt offerings of Leviticus one are the basic offerings of the ceremonial law. God required them daily, morning and evening (Exodus 29:38-42, Numbers 28:1-8), and doubled on the Sabbath (Numbers 28:9-10). These whole burnt offerings directed attention to the work of Christ, His [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Is the Lord Among Us?

Speaking of the people of Israel in the wilderness, the apostle Paul tells us they “all ate the same spiritual food; and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ” (1 [...]

By | September 17th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Old Testament Sacrifices and the Sacrifice of Christ

The first chapters of the Book of Leviticus speak of the sacrifices and offerings God required of Israel. Because these offerings were part of the ceremonial law, they bear typological significance. That is, they point forward to Christ and His work on behalf of sinners. [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Proving Your Faith

When Paul speaks of the wilderness experience of the people of Israel he says, “These things happened to them as an example [typically], and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come” (1 Corinthians 10:11). Like Israel’s wilderness [...]

By | September 3rd, 2018|Denny's Blog|

The School of Christ

The Old Testament gives us certain examples, patterns, and types. These types involve formal comparisons Scripture outlines for us. Adam is a type of Christ (Romans 5:14). Moses is also a type of Christ. Christ “was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also [...]

By | August 27th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Herman Bavinck on Public Worship

In the recently published volume, Herman Bavinck on Preaching and Preachers, Bavinck himself makes the following observation with regard to public worship. The church's gatherings are and, by virtue of their divine institution, must remain the center point of the religious life, the source of [...]

By | August 20th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Three Meanings of “Meaning”

A previous post, relates two meanings for “meaning,” meaning as referent and meaning a sense. What follows suggests a third meaning for “meaning,” meaning as significance. Mark 8:22-25 reviews and fleshes out these three meanings of “meaning.” And they came to Bethsaida. And they brought [...]

By | August 13th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

How Can Preaching be a Form of the Word of God?

The New Testament often speaks of preaching as the word of God. When Barnabas and Saul "reached Salamis, they began to proclaim the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews" (Acts 13:5). Paul says he was made a minister "so that I might [...]

By | August 6th, 2018|Denny's Blog|