Tag Archives: Circumcision


Circumcision. As we find in Genesis 17, circumcision was the sign of God's covenant with Abraham, just as the rainbow was the  sign of God's covenant with Noah. Circumcision itself did nothing inward for the soul. It was an outward sign of God's covenant pertaining to outward blessing. The sign was consequent on God’s unconditional […]
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Colossians 2:1-19

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Double Threat Facing the Saints: Philosophy and Tradition Colossians 2:1-19   Colossians 2. We have the power of the cross in ch.2 – the work of Christ; whereas in ch.1 it was the Person of Christ that was primarily in view. Often in scripture the Person of Christ comes before the work […]

Genesis 17

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Abrahamic Covenant and the Sign of Circumcision Genesis 17   Genesis 17 is a chapter of new names. First God reveals Himself to Abram under a new name: El-Shaddai, the Almighty God. Then He gives Abram a new name: Abraham. Then He gives Sarai a new name: Sarah. In summary, the chapter […]

Philippians 3

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Christ Our Object: Joy is a Result of Having Christ as Our Object Philippians 3   Philippians 3. In the previous chapter we had the danger of strife warned of. Christ was set before us as our pattern in humility, and this as the secret to unity among believers. Now in ch.3, the apostle […]

Genesis 34

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Jacob’s Troubled Stay in Shechem Genesis 34   Genesis 34. This is one of the darkest chapters, not only in Genesis, but in Jacob’s life. He was now living in the land of promise, but he had neither dealt with the idols in his house, nor gone up to Bethel. It is as […]

Exodus 12

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Passover and the Exodus Exodus 12   Two Deliverances. There are two deliverances in the book of Exodus, and they really illustrate two sides of one work of redemption. The deliverance of the Passover (Exodus 12) pictures the deliverance of the soul from the penalty or guilt of our sins, which is […]