Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways Christ is Bringing the NEw INto Your Now


Preparation for each week by working through the Personal Bible Study Questions is absolutely not required, but you will be prepared to take in more from the study by using them.

If you have trouble or are unable to print out these questions, please let one of the leaders know and we will be happy to help.

For further study:

In this study we're considering the implications of the Covenant of Works and how it impacts our understanding of eschatology (last things). Following are some links to audio, video, blogs and books that may be helpful if you'd like to explore these things a little deeper.

The Search for the New Adam Part 1 White Horse Inn podcast

The Search for the New Adam Part 2 White Horse Inn podcast.

“Why I Believe in the Covenant of Works” blog post by Justin Taylor

A Tale of Two Trees blog post by Nick Batzig

The Sin-Bearing, Curse-Removing Second Adam blog post by Nick Batzig

Jesus, The True and Greater Gardener blog post by Nick Batzig

The Search for a New Adam audio of The White Horse Inn

The Gospel and Eschatology: Why Heaven Matters Now audio of a panel discussion with Gregory Beale, Jeffrey Jue, and Lane Tipton

Eschatology: The Big Picture audio message by Lane Tipton

The Covenant of Works (Creation) text version of lecture by Ligon Duncan

The Tree of Life: Protological to Eschatological article by Robert Starke

Aiming for the New Creation blog post by Daniel Ragusa on Reformed Forum

Last Things First: Unlocking Genesis with the Christ of Eschatology:, book by J.V. Fesko

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament book by Greg Beale

Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview book by Meredith Kline

Biblical Theology book by Geerhardus Vos


What God is preparing for those who love him is not simply a return to Eden. He’s preparing something even more beautiful, more secure, and more satisfying. And we don’t have to wait to begin experiencing it. For all who are in Christ, this newness is breaking into the here and now.

Over nine Thursday nights this summer we'll trace nine themes that run from Genesis to Revelation in the Bible—themes of filling, the image of God, sabbath, marriage, clothing, the tree of life, the seed of the serpent, the temple, the kingdom, the city of Jerusalem—to consider what is ahead for us as well as the ways in which what is yet to come is breaking into our now.

June 1 · He’s filling your life with goodness

June 8 · He’s providing the life you long for

June 15 · He’s restoring his likeness in you

June 22 · He's giving your life real meaning

June 29 · He’s clothing you with beauty

July 6 · He’s committing himself to you

July 13 · He’s destroying what has harmed you

July 20 · He’s making his home with you

July 27 · He’s designing a city for you

Please register using the form below to receive updates about this summer's Even Better Than Eden summer Bible study on Thursday nights in June and July at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. I look forward to having you this summer!


P.S. Please don't register if you live outside of Nashville and aren't really going to be able to attend the study in person. This will not be recorded or online, but it will become a book that will be out in 2018.

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