The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept

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Crossway, 2005 - Religion - 559 pages

The New Testament is the story of how all the promises made by God in the Old Testament were kept—and what that means for us today. The nation of Israel had many hopes: hope for a deliverer, hope for restored fellowship with God, and hope for the world to be put right. The New Testament explains how those promises were kept and how, if we are Christians, they are kept in us as well.

Mark Dever surveys the historical context, organization, and theology of each New Testament book, in light of God’s Old Testament promises. His message is that of the New Testament itself, one of hope fulfilled.

“Many Bible readers are familiar with individual trees while failing to see the forest. They are in great danger of misinterpreting the parts of the Bible they read because they do not see the entire structure of a Gospel like John or an epistle like Ephesians. Mark Dever fills a gaping need with his sermons on each of the individual books.”
Thomas R. Schreiner
Teaching Pastor, Clifton Baptist Church, Professor of New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Mark Dever’s approach is thematic without ignoring the literary and theological structure of the books and is thus a stimulus to doctrinal preaching.”
Graeme Goldsworthy
Moore Theological College, Sydney

“Here is a vigorous, juicy, engaging, life-centered, God-honoring set of sermons, brilliantly overviewing the entire New Testament: a truly rich resource from which to benefit and borrow. Dr. Dever is a Puritan in twenty-first-century clothing, and it shows.”
J. I. Packer
Professor of Theology, Regent College

“Mark Dever knows that Christians cannot be powerfully influenced by the Bibles they do not know. So here is the antidote: a biblical flyover that reveals the contours and glories of the New Testament landscape so that it becomes familiar geography to the soul. This book will grace many lives.”
R. Kent Hughes
Pastor, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois

“A pastoral overview of the entire New Testament from the heart of a preacher who wants his people to know and live the truth. These expositions are theologically rich, biblically faithful, and loaded with superb introductions, illustrations, and applications.”
J. Ligon Duncan III
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi

“Whether you are a Christian seeking a better understanding of the Bible, or a pastor seeking to preach ‘the whole counsel of God,’ this unique and invaluable resource provides a wealth of insight that will serve you for years.”
C. J. Mahaney
Sovereign Grace Ministries, Author of The Cross Centered Life

“This outstanding series of bird’s-eye studies of the New Testament books will enable all Christians to feed deeper from God’s Word and equip teachers to feed others. They expand the mind, warm the heart, and challenge the will.”
Vaughan Roberts
Rector, St. Ebbe’s Church, Oxford, England, Author of God’s Big Picture

“Unusually prophetic utterances from the heart of the nation’s capital, these overview introductions to the most salient truths of each book of the New Testament are vintage Mark Dever. Dever’s scholarship abounds as all of his knowledge is here poured into truths that will transform a person, a church, or a nation.”
Paige Patterson
President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Is biblical exposition a lost art? Not if this book is any indication. This book is a gem and it belongs on every Christian’s bookshelf.”
R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

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Mark Dever has written a companion volume to his forthcoming book The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made. Both books serve as overviews of each Testament. Dever is the Senior Pastor of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
15
Chapter 1
39
Back Cover
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About the author (2005)

Mark Dever(PhD, Cambridge University) is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and president of 9Marks (9Marks.org). Dever has authored over a dozen books and speaks at conferences nationwide. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Connie, and they have two adult children.

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, where he has served since 1969. He is known around the world for his verse-by-verse expository preaching and his pulpit ministry via his daily radio program, Grace to You. He has also written or edited nearly four hundred books and study guides. MacArthur is chancellor emeritus of the Master's Seminary and Master's University. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children.

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