Transformed by God

New Covenant Life and Ministry

by David G. Peterson

Transformed by God
paperback
  • Length: 192 pages
  • Published: May 2012
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3977-3
  • Item Code: 3977
  • Case Quantity: 52

What significance does the New Covenant have for life and ministry?

Foundational to the New Testament understanding of Jesus is Jeremiah's promise of a "new covenant"--that God will transform our hearts. In this important new study, David Peterson expounds Jeremiah's oracle and its influence on the New Testament, as well as the relevance of the New Covenant for life today.

Peterson demonstrates the practical implications of this new identity, especially for evangelism and the care of believers. As part of this renewed community, Christ-followers are empowered to point others to God's glory in everything. In Transformed by God, readers will find the biblical basis for New Covenant ministry and the power it provides.

"Those familiar with the work of David Peterson will know what to expect from any book he writes: careful exegesis, attention to biblical theology, doctrinal synthesis and practical application. This book does not disappoint in any of these areas as David expounds the nature of the Christian life within biblical-theological context. This is Christian scholarship at its best--in the service of the church."

Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

"David Peterson's study Transformed by God is a careful, highly competent, biblically faithful and pastorally astute treatment of Jeremiah 31:31-34 and its New Testament resonances, with the New Testament illuminatingly identified as new covenant literature. A fine example of scholarship that serves the church in general and pastors in particular. Highly recommended!"

Dr. Graham A. Cole, Anglican Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

"The strenghts of Peterson's work are numerous: solid exegesis, biblical theology at its best, and application rooted in new covenant realities. . . . I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to think deeply about the glory of Christ and his new covenant work."

Stephen J. Wellum, Themelios, November 2012
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CONTENTS

Abbreviations
Introduction
1. The New Covenant in Jeremiah
Jeremiah's calling
The broken covenant
Messages of hope
The Book of Comfort
The New Covenant
Further messages of hope
Parallels in other prophetic books
Conclusion
2. Israel and the nations renewed
A remnant in waiting
Redemption proclaimed
Redemption accomplished
Redemption applied
Conclusion
3. The renewal of worship
The mediator
The need
The promises fulfilled
Eschatology and the New Covenant
Conclusion
4. New Covenant ministry
A competency from God
The glory of the New Covenant
Justification and the Holy Spirit
Conclusion
5. Hearts and lives transformed
Deliverance, justification and the Holy Spirit
Renewal from within
Conclusion
6. The transforming knowledge of God
Knowledge of the truth about Jesus
Realizing all the benefits of the New Covenant
The incarnation of the Word
Knowing the Father and the Son
Conclusion
Index of Scripture references

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David Peterson was senior research fellow and lecturer in New Testament at Moore Theological College, Sydney, where he still teaches part time. He served as principal of Oak Hill College, London, from 1996 to 2007. His books include Engaging with God, Possessed by God (both IVP) and Hebrews and Perfection (Cambridge University Press).

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