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 registered using the form below, you will get an e-mail when Part 2 is posted in late June.
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.
“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.