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The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made

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The Old Testament is the story of God's promises to his people. Below its somewhat obscure surface is hidden magnificent truth about the love and power of God. Throughout its pages the reader can find promise after promise from God, all of which are fulfilled in the New Testament-in the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

Author Mark Dever introduces readers to the Old Testament a
Hardcover, 959 pages
Published April 10th 2006 by Crossway Books (first published 2005)
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Aaron Kleinheksel
Nov 11, 2014 Aaron Kleinheksel rated it liked it
This volume is really a collection of sermons edited into book format. The sermons were originally presented between Sept. of 1996 and Dec. of 2003, iirc.

Honestly, I really feel you can discern the increasing quality of Mark Dever's preaching ability as you advance through the sermons. Perhaps that is one of the reasons that I find perhaps the best treatments to be those chapters dealing with the minor prophets at the end of the book. They are the reason this book almost made 4 stars, otherwise
Justin Tapp
Nov 05, 2014 Justin Tapp rated it really liked it
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This is a collection of sermon overviews on each book of the Old Testament that Dever preached at Capitol Hill Baptist Church some years ago. I read them while reading through the OT chronologically, and I found the sermons helpful to read as I started each new book. In most cases, Dever zooms out and breaks the book down into logical sections, finding main points from each section. He also provides some historical context and the book's relation in time to other books, this is helpful when look ...more
Jul 25, 2015 Sean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have finally finished this, after working slowly through it over the past few years. It is a collection of sermons that succeed marvelously in showing how the Old Testament books describe God, His will for all humankind, and the great Priest-King to come.
Matt Mason
Nov 18, 2012 Matt Mason rated it it was amazing
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A good resource to accompany one's reading of Old Testament books. Originally these chapters were sermons that dealt with whole books which is to say they steer away from highly technical features in favor of brief historical notes (Dever did his doctorate in history at Cambridge) and pastoral elements.
Aug 27, 2008 John rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for at least two reasons: it's a great model for preaching and it has great content. Mark Dever preached through the OT... one message on each book. He also has a message on the whole Bible & the whole OT. Great overview material.
Bart Box
Apr 19, 2013 Bart Box rated it it was amazing
Nobody does exposition of long passages like Dever. These are simply the expositions of every book of the Bible. If you want to save money, though, just listen to them on the church website or the Gospel Coalition.
Sep 06, 2012 Christopher rated it really liked it
Dever helps you to see God's operation in every book of the Old Testament, reminding us that the Bible is about Him and not us.
Daniel Alvers
Jul 27, 2011 Daniel Alvers rated it it was amazing
Read this for class. It has tons of good stuff. I will use it in the future.
Apr 27, 2008 Dustin rated it it was amazing
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Great resource for preachers, teachers, and laymen alike!
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Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Since his ordination to the ministry in 1985, Dr. Dever has served on the pastoral staffs of four churches, the second being a church he planted in Massachusetts. Prior to moving to Washington in 1994, Dr. Dever taught for the faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University while serving two years as an associate ...more
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