The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept
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.”
“Mark Dever’s approach is thematic without ignoring the literary and theological structure of the books and is thus a stimulus to doctrinal preaching.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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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