Dennis Johnson On Scripture As A Tapestry

Without ignoring the obvious fact that the Bible contains many stories, spanning thousands of years, with many participants, …the individual stories [are] threads woven into the pattern of a single tapestry: the Big Story of the Creator-King whose inscrutable wisdom, justice, and love devised and enacted a unified, multifaceted plan to redeem, reconcile, reconquer, and recreate his rebel creatures, transforming them into his trusting children, his glad and grateful servants, his beautiful bride.

Dennis Johnson | Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures,, ed. John J. Hughes (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2007), xiii. (HT: Tony Phelps)


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Posted by Tony Phelps | Thursday, August 10, 2023 | Categorized HeidelQuotes, Hermeneutics, Scripture | Tagged Bookmark the permalink.

About Tony Phelps

Tony grew up in Rhode Island. He was educated at BA (University of Rhode Island) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He worked in the insurance industry for ten years. He planted a PCA church in Wakefield, RI where he served for eleven years. In 2015–18 he pastored Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA) in Colorado Springs. He is currently pastor of Living Hope (OPC). Tony is married to Donna and together they have three children. Meet all the Heidelberg contributors»

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  1. Pastor Tony,

    Thank you for bringing dej’s ‘threads in a tapestry’ visual to my attention this morning. I delight in the practical knowledge of the reliability of God’s Living and Active Word in my life and the lives of my eternal brothers and sisters. We are being guided and instructed by His Spirit in us to live in the ‘Newness of Life’ because He blesses us with the right theology, piety and practice.

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