What Is “Replacement Theology”

Text: Hebrews 8:13 “Replacement Theology” – also known as “Supersessionism” or “Fulfillment Theology” – holds that the New Covenant in Christ supersedes (takes the place of) the Old Covenant given to the Jews and that the church has replaced Israel as the people of God. It is in contrast with “Dual-Covenant Theology” which holds that […]

What If Jesus Was Not Raised from the Dead?

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:14 The “Christian” world uses the Easter holiday to remember the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is certainly good to remember the resurrection, yet the observance of “Easter” as a religious holy day is nowhere authorized in the Bible. But while people’s minds are turned to the resurrection, we can take advantage of […]

A New Covenant

Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34 The Lord, through Jeremiah, spoke of something coming that was new – a new covenant. This was a prophecy that pointed toward something that was coming in the future. The Hebrew writer quoted this to explain that this came through Christ (Hebrews 8:8-12). Let us consider what this passage has to say about the new covenant. […]

What Jesus’ Death Was Designed to Do

Text: John 12:32-34 In our text, Jesus explained that He was going to die, but the crowds did not understand why. They misunderstood the Old Testament prophecies and believed the Christ would not die. Many today do not understand why Jesus died. What was the purpose of His death? We are going to notice eight things that […]

Christ Our Mediator

Text: 1 Timothy 2:5 One of the ways that Jesus is described in the NT is as a mediator. It is important that we understand what this means. This lesson will look at Jesus’ qualifications, His work as mediator, and how we benefit from this. What Is a Mediator? Means “a go-between” (Vine’s) – used two […]

A New and Living Way

Text: Hebrews 10:19-25 Throughout the book of Hebrews, the writer has compared the new covenant with the old covenant. In every way, the new covenant in Christ is far superior to the old covenant. Because the new way is better, we should respond in a certain way. The Hebrew writer said, “Let us” do certain things. […]

The Place of the Gospels in the Bible

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 The Bible contains two basic divisions – the Old and New Testaments. Where do the Gospels belong (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)? Do they belong in the New Testament where they are listed? Or are they part of the Old Testament? Or are they to be regarded as more important than […]