Covenants Made Simple: Understanding God's Unfolding Promises to His PeopleISBN: 9781596389755
What do the various covenants given throughout the Bible mean to us? Are they relevant to our lives? A rainbow now and then may remind us of God's promise to Noah, and we've memorized the part about the new covenant in Jesus' blood at communion-but do we dig any deeper? Do we need to?
Jonty Rhodes guides us in an engaging study of covenant theology and why it matters. With clarity and wit, he shows us how covenants carry the Bible's story from start to finish and ultimately give root to the gospel of salvation by grace. Beginning with Adam in the garden of Eden, and ending with Jesus, our risen Covenant King, Rhodes illuminates the good news of a promise-making, promise-keeping God.
Key topics include law and grace, union with Christ, baptism in the Spirit, predestination, and water baptism. Rediscover the Bible's unified covenantal story and its unfolding message throughout Scripture.
Jonty Rhodes (BA, Nottingham University; DipTh, Oakhill Theological College) is minister of Christ Church Derby (International Presbyterian Church) in the United Kingdom. In his spare time he enjoys watching or playing a good game of cricket.
"I hope that this little book will help many to see the beauty of the biblical covenants and their relevance for God's people today." -Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary
"With all sorts of proposals about the 'big idea' of Scripture floating about, Jonty Rhodes does us the favour of pointing to the Bible's own answer to that question. . . . Jonty's work is clear-headed and heart-warming, satisfyingly biblical and Christ-exalting. I warmly commend it." -Liam Goligher, Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
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