Two themes in particular emerge. The Spirit is revealed as a personal being who shares in the essence of deity with the other members of the Trinity. Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah. A third major theme in the Synoptics is the glory of God. Two themes in particular emerge. He is sovereign Master and Savior.
Hence, contrary to what some have said, God's glory and humans' salvation are not in conflict. Paul is very focused on the resurrection and future state. This is probably the best New Testament theology written in the last several decades from a decidedly Reformed and evangelical point of view. Revelation is full of high Christology, with Jesus being identified with titles that are reserved for God alone. This student-level digest of Schreiner's massive work explores the key themes and teachings of the New Testament in a more accessible and concise way. John uses the metaphor of light and darkness, asserting that people love darkness and reject the light.
The Spirit is not independent of Jesus, but comes to bring him glory as a witness to his life and work. Also helpful is the author's treatment of faith and works with relation to Romans and James. This book is a digest of his New Testament Theology published several years ago. He reigns as king over all things, but he is a priest-king who provides atonement for his people. There are two broad options for ordering a work of New Testament theology.
This student-level digest of Schreiner's massive work explores the key themes and teachings of the New Testament in a more accessible and concise way. In light of this grim reality, human beings are called to faith in Christ and obedience to a life of discipleship. While I would recommend the larger book for any pastor's bookshelf, I recommend this one for any Christian as a very readable and accessible introduction to the theology of the New Testament, and that includes pastors. Revelation depicts the sovereign reign of God both now and in the eschaton. There are not many references to the Spirit in Hebrews, but he is seen as the mark of new life that is given to believers. Thomas Schreiner's substantial New Testament Theology examined the unifying themes that emerge from a detailed reading of the New Testament canon.
Some people profess to believe in Jesus, but saving faith is public and perseveres to the end. First, God's purpose in all that he does is to bring honor to himself and to Jesus Christ. This is a helpful introduction to the field. In part three, Schreiner investigates what it takes for the people of God to experience the promise, namely, believing and obeying chapters 14-16. He is the Paraclete, a personal being who comes to fulfill a multitude of functions after Jesus ascends to heaven. The Synoptic Gospels teach that God is completely sovereign—nothing happens that is outside of his control.
Colossians 1:15-20 shows that Jesus is Lord over creation and Lord over the church. Chapter 9 The Problem of Sin Human beings require salvation because they are sinners. The New Testament takes up Old Testament imagery and affirms that the kingdom has come although it remains unfulfilled in Jesus Christ. I think that this is all that Schreiner is saying, warnings in scripture are a means God uses for true Christian perseverance! Jesus had to live a perfect human life so that he could die as a perfect substitute. On the contrary, he became incarnate so that he could serve, die, and be glorified. Yet even now believers are saved and reconciled to God through Christ. The second related theme concerns the goal of the kingdom--the glory of God through the work of Christ and the empowering presence of the Spirit.
The world is set forth as a rebellious order that hates God and rejects Christ. The appendix and the helpful and full bibliography will give students an outstanding source for further study and research in the area and themes of New Testament theology. If you want a New Testament theology that is informed, exegetically grounded, canonically based, Trinitarian, and written from the standpoint of a sturdy faith, then this is the book for you! The New Testament writers adopt the Old Testament vision of God's reign and affirm that it has come in Jesus Christ, although final fulfillment is yet to come. On the contrary, the old covenant was a guardian that watched over the child until the child reached the age of maturity where they could handle their inheritance. Those who are in Christ share in every spiritual blessing. They are adopted as his children and they are awaiting their inheritance.
Those with real faith will work for the Lord in obedience. Schreiner goes on to relate these themes to the life of the believer and the community of faith. This is a condensed version of Schreiner's outstanding New Testament Theology. The traditional Reformed three-fold use of the law will be challenged to some degree. This student-level digest of Schreiner's massive work explores the key themes and teachings of the New Testament in a more accessible and concise way. The church is persecuted now and tempted to compromise, but she is to persevere in anticipation of her wedding feast with the Lamb.