Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Connecting the Old with the New

Christian preachers cannot preach an Old Testament text in isolation, but must always understand the text in the context of the whole Bible and redemptive history. Simply to preach the message of an Old Testament text in isolation is to preach an Old Testament sermon, for the histories of revelation and redemption have moved on. Therefore a Christian sermon on an Old Testament text will necessarily move on to the New Testament.

-- Sidney Greidanus, Preaching Christ from the Old Testament, p.230

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