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A Foreigner Purchases Property in the Promised Land

Because he trusts God's promise for his descendants, Abraham claims a piece of property in the promised land. 

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Dort and the Holy Exercises of Piety

A pastoral concern for the well-being of Christ’s sheep motivated the Synod of Dort from its inception to the final formulation of its statements.  

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The Spiritual Life

Resident Faculty, Charles Telfer   |   January 1, 2019   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours

Office Hours talks to Dr. Charles Telfer about his new translation of Campegius Vitringa's work, "The Spiritual Life."

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The Faith of the Matriarch Tamar

Genesis 38 vividly portrays the power of sin among Jacob's descendants as Judah falls deep and deeper into sin. Tamar, by contrast, demonstrates her faith in God's promises to Abraham's seed through desperately clinging to her position as matriarch of Judah's heir, and she sees God's blessing through the unusual birth of her twin sons. 

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Jesus as the Bread of Life

What Bread Are You Seeking? Jesus as the Bread of Life.

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What is Holiness?

"We've been given new life by the Spirit and God has begun to work in us, renewing us after His own nature."

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Come to Me that You May Have Life

 Reasons to put our faith in Jesus as Rescuer and descriptions of unbelief.

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Consider the Work of God.

To be happy in this life it's not enough to just do the standard things; we nust consider the work of God.

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Campegius Vitringa

Resident Faculty, Charles Telfer   |   December 26, 2016   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours

Office Hours talks to Dr. Charles Telfer about his research and new book on Campegius Vitringa.

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The Wisdom Gateway to the Psalter

Psalms 1 and 2 form a two-paneled door which opens on the riches of the Christian life illustrated in the Psalter. The only way into the truly happy life is through the door of wisdom, which is through Christ who is himself the Way and the Life. 
 

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All the Promises of God Find Their Yes in Him

I - God fulfills his promises in Christ. II -  God establishes you in Christ.

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Argument From Efficiency

Resident Faculty, Charles Telfer   |   August 19, 2015   |  Type: Interviews, WSC Videos

Dr. Telfer argues that the most efficient way to study the Bible is through the Biblical languages.

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Argument From Respect

We should have respect and attentiveness towards the literature of the Bible by studying the original languages.

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Argument From Independence

Dr. Telfer discusses the importance of an intelligent, critical reading of the original text and commentators.

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