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Jacob’s Sacrifice

The account of Jacob's sacrifice in Genesis 46:1-7 reveals the extent of God's gracious transformation of Jacob as he trusts God to fulfill the promises even as he leaves the promised land of Canaan. 

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Why Study the Old Testament?

On this week's episode of Westminster Answers, Dr. Joshua Van Ee answers the question, "Why Study the Old Testament?"

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John’s Baptism of Jesus

In Matthew 3:1-17, John the Baptist comes as the last of the Old Covenant prophets, preparing for the coming judgment day by calling for repentance demonstrated through baptism. Jesus comes to be baptized as part of his submission to and fulfillment of the Law and the prophets.

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God’s Stories as History

It is essential to the Christian faith that we affirm the historical nature of God’s stories in the Bible. They are testimonies and witnesses to real people and events. God has acted in history! Nevertheless, the Bible’s stories do not read like a newspaper account or a modern history book. The way the authors of Scripture wrote history is different in many ways from what we expect. Thus we need to carefully examine how the Bible writes history lest we misinterpret it as we bring our assumptions to the text. 

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The Leper as Witness: What the Law Could Not Do

Jesus in his healing of the leper exposes Jewish distortions of the law as he also fulfills the law. But more importantly, he reveals who he is and his mission to save as does what the law was powerless to do.

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How to Speak to Fools

 God in the book of Proverbs instructs us on how to interact with fools, those who have embraced ways of living that lead to misery and hardship. But God also calls us to examine ourselves, to evaluate the ways we act, and to turn to him as our only hope in this world.

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Hope and the Heart

Resident Faculty, Joshua J. Van Ee   |   February 23, 2017   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Through this experiential saying on hope and the heart, we gain understanding into our nature as humans, helping us to live rightly as God's redeemed people in this world.

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Fleeing Seduction, Finding Satisfaction

The father seeks to fortify his son against the power of seduction by vividly portraying the consequences of sexual sins, especially adultery, and the joys of proper sexuality with one's wife.

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Going Black and White

Paul exhorts the Corinthian believers to live according to their New Covenant status by portraying the world in absolute contrasts.

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Paul’s Ministry and Moses’ Glorious Face

Paul defends his ministry by contrasting it with Moses' ministry.

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Why Do We Need Wisdom?

Dr. Joshua Van Ee helps us to categorize what wisdom is, and shows how the book of Proverbs induces us to follow after wisdom.

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The Wisdom of Abraham

Resident Faculty, Joshua J. Van Ee   |   December 15, 2014   |   Old Testament, Genesis   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours

Office Hours talks with Dr. Joshua J. Van Ee about The Wisdom of Abraham

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God’s Law as a Picture of the Good Life

In Deuteronomy 20 we see the gospel preached by Moses to Israel as a picture of the blessed life we have in Jesus Christ.

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The Newness of Jesus’ Example

Resident Faculty, Joshua J. Van Ee   |   February 27, 2014   |   New Testament, John   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, John

Jesus commands us to love one another just as he loves us. 

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