God of Promise and the Life of Faith Understanding the Heart of the Bible

ISBN-10: 1581342616

ISBN-13: 9781581342611

Edition: 2001

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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 11/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Hafemann (Th.D., T�bingen) is the Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the faculty of Gordon-Conwell, he served from 1995 to 2004 as the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. His books include Suffering and the Ministry of the Spirit; Paul, Moses and the History of Israel; an NIV Application Commentary on 2 Corinthians; and The God of Promise and the Life of Faith: Understanding the Heart of the Bible. He has written several books, including Paul, Moses and the History of Israel and God of Promise and the Life of Faith.

Introduction: Back to the Bible
Why Do We Exist?
Lessons from the Creation of the World
The Image and Kingdom of God
The Creator/Creature Distinction
The Function of Creation
God the Creator and Sustainer
The Nature of Idolatry
Honoring God as God
The Implications of Idolatry
The Lesson from Creation
What Does It Mean to Know God?
The Covenant God of the Sabbath
The Problem with People
The Sabbath as a Signpost
The Good News of God's Rest
Keeping the Sabbath
The Sabbath as a Statement of Faith
The Covenant Relationship at Creation
The Covenant Structure of the Bible
The Unity of the Bible
What Went Wrong and What Has God Done About It?
Self-Reliance and the Call to Rest
The Fall from the Sabbath
From the Fall to the Flood
Back to the Sabbath: Step One--Mercy After Judgment
Back to the Sabbath: Step Two--The Election of Abraham
Learning the Lesson of God's Character
Back to the Sabbath: Step Three--The Exodus as a Fulfillment of Creation
Back to the Sabbath: Step Four--The Reestablishment of Rest
Why Can We Trust God, No Matter What Happens?
The Focus and Foundation of Faith
Manna from Heaven and the Call to Faith
The Inextricable Unity of Faith and Obedience
The Glory of God as the Assurance of Salvation
The Glory of God as the Basis of Mercy
The Glory of God and Human Expectation
The Foundation, Focus, and Obedience of Faith
The Glory of God and the Life of Dependence
Why Does God Wait So Long to Make Things Right?
"Saved in Hope"--Living for the Future
The God of Hope
God's Purpose in Unfulfilled Promises
Learning to Hope After the Exile
The Old Testament Pattern of Hope
The Resurrection of Jesus and the Hope of Christians
The Role of Suffering in the Life of Hope
The Holy Spirit and Hope
The Cross of Christ and the Hope of Christians
The Certain Hope of God's People
Why Is There So Much Pain and Evil in the World?
Suffering and the Sovereignty of God
Suffering and God's Sovereignty: Three Common Approaches
Suffering and God's Sovereignty: A Fourth Approach
The Sovereign God as the God of Love
The Character of God's Sovereignty in Suffering
Suffering as a Christian
Suffering in the Footsteps of Jesus
Why Do God's People Suffer?
The School of Affliction
Suffering as a Schoolmaster
Suffering as a Taskmaster
Suffering as a "Blind Date" with God: The Lesson of Job
Suffering as a Midwife for God's Glory: The Example of Paul
Why Do God's People Obey Him?
Holiness and Hope
Hope and Desire
Future Grace
Hope and History
Hope and Obedience to the Law
Hope, Future Grace, and Obedience
The Pathways to Holiness
What Difference Does Jesus Make?
Faith, Forgiveness, and the Freedom to Obey
Jesus' Inescapable Demands
The Fulfillment of the Law
The New Covenant
The Law of the Gospel and the Gospel in This Law
The Heart of the Good News
The Scandal of the Cross
Saved by Grace
Conclusion: Who Are We?
The Marks of a Christian
"Godly Grief"
The Gift of the Gospel
"The Obedience of Faith"
The Marks of God's Presence
The Sum of the Matter: A New Creation for God's Glory
General Index
Scripture Index
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