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Genesis 22 - Abraham’s Faith

Dr. Estelle looks at Gen. 22 and explores the exact nature of Abraham’s faith as seen in this passage and Christ as the ultimate answer to his “problem.”

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Does the Law of God still bind Christians today?

In this week's Westminster Answers, Dr. Estelle answers the question, "Does the Law of God still bind Christians today?"

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Allusion: The Interaction Among God’s Stories

How does the Bible relate to itself in its own system of cross-referencing? Now that is a BIG topic! Biblical writers frequently refer to other biblical books in a wide variety of ways: direct quote, subtle citation, allusion, or ‘echo’ or ‘reminiscence’. How allusions work in literature and biblical literature especially have not been well understood until recently. This talk will engage some of the latest theoretical work on understanding how allusions function. The first part of this talk will cover how one can develop ‘allusion competence’ when reading biblical narratives. The second part of the talk will illustrate through specific biblical examples how the archeology of allusion hunting can result in a richer understanding of biblical narratives from both Old Testament and New Testament.

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Israel Failed, Christ Prevailed

In contrast to the disobedience of Israel, Jesus is the one who prevailed in his probation keeping righteousness; he is called, he is proved, he is obedient. 

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The Way of Wisdom in the Church

In this passage, Paul would have us realize that even truth, that is true knowledge, becomes folly if it is employed to accopmplish an end for which it is not adapted.

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The Steadfastness of Job

Resident Faculty, Bryan D. Estelle   |   November 10, 2016   |   Old Testament, Job   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

This devotion will suggest that “steadfastness” or “perseverance” is the right notion for James 5:11, not “the patience” of Job. Furthermore, this suggests that James is referring to Canonical Job in its unity, not just the first part of Job.

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The Foundation of Knowledge

Resident Faculty, Bryan D. Estelle   |   October 27, 2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Dr. Estelle exposits Proverbs 2:1-11

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What is a Covenant?

Dr. Bryan D. Estelle explains what a covenant is in this new Westminster Answers video.

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Ministry of Death

How can Paul characterize the letter (the law) being a ministration of death, but the Spirit giving life when he speaks elsewhere of the law in such a positive manner?

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The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

Dr. Estelle discusses the role of the Holy Spirit in the Hebrew Bible: creating and recreating, writing, testifying to, and guiding the Hebrews

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The Holy Spirit in the Pentateuch

Resident Faculty, Bryan D. Estelle   |   December 28, 2015   |   Old Testament   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours

The Holy Spirit in the Pentateuch.

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Gospel Boasting

We were reminded by Paul that all our sufferings – insults, slanders, hardship, persecutions and difficulties – if suffered for Christ’s sake become the perfect opportunity (as weakness) for the manifestation of Christ’s glory.  And for that reason, "his grace is sufficient for you".

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2016 Annual Conference Preview: The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

Dr. Bryan D. Estelle gives a short preview of his Annual Conference 2016 lecture, "The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament."

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The Art and Science of Allusion Hunting

Dr. Bryan Estelle looks at the forward-looking typological reference in Deuteronomy 32:1-5, 18ff. 

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Meet the Faculty: Bryan D. Estelle

In this latest installment of our Meet the Faculty series, see how the Gospel plays a fundamental role for Bryan Estelle and his Old Testament curriculum here at WSC.

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