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The Glorious Covenant of God

Shabbat Shalom!

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“Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory?  For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it. For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory.” 

2 Corinthians 3:7-11 (ESV)

The Ministry of Death and Condemnation

What did Paul and Timothy mean by “the ministry of death”?  Let’s look at 3 clues. First, in verse 6 they contrast it to the New Covenant.  Next, in verse 7…

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Steak Dinner: Why Did David’s Repentance Work?

Late with this one! Shalom.

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As I read the Old Testament (OT), a question has always surfaced for me: On what merit were the faithful of the OT saved?  Why are some people considered righteous while others are condemned, when both did sinful things, and what does that mean for my understanding of God?  This is a theological question and requires a theological answer, but before you tune out, please hear this: you cannot punt on this for being “too academic” or “not practical”.  Understanding who God is and who are His people is one of the ultimate practical topics. I don’t have a theology degree, but I know that I MUST have an answer to this question in order to make sense of the God I say I follow.

So, back to our OT friends.  How were they saved? Let’s look at a couple simple answers.

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