Do you struggle with knowing how the Old Testament law aligns with the good news found in the New Testament?
Following up on When Did God Become a Christian?, author and pastor David Kalas explores what he sees as a rather significant hole in so many American Christians’ experience. For many, while the New Testament is seen as the good news of God’s love through Jesus, the law is set aside as tedious, troubling, or irrelevant. Some even see it as an example of an unloving God in the Hebrew Bible.
If we were looking for a ‘review’ on Amazon of the Law, the Psalms would be the five-star. The Psalmist goes on and on, thanking God for it, calling it perfect, and claiming that it revives the soul. In his thoughtful and assuring style, Kalas would like to help readers rediscover that experience of the Old Testament Law.
Additional components include a comprehensive Leader Guide for small group study.
About the Author
David Kalas is pastor of First United Methodist Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is the author of The Gospel According to Leviticus, When Did God Become a Christian?, Savior on the Cross, and has also contributed to several collections of sermons and preaching resources. Kalas is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Union Theological Seminary of Virginia.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Rave Reviews 9
1 Stopping at Sinai 13
2 It All Begins with a Who 23
3 In Praise of the Leash 35
4 Looking for the Expiration Date 43
5 Understanding the Speed Limit 53
6 Because of the Hardness of Your Hearts 67
7 The Sanctities of Life 81
8 The Anatomy of Worship 91
9 Tour the Tabernacle 103
10 A Scheduled Luxury 113
11 Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness 129
12 A Good Place to Keep It 145
Epilogue: God's Audience 153