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John Owen, Jeremiah 31, and the Relationship between the Old and New Covenants

Dr. R. Carlton Wynne leads us in a study of Jeremiah 31 and the relationship between the Old and New Covenants. In discussing typology and symbolism, Wynne describes the views of John Owen with a view toward understanding better several contemporary views.

Dr. Wynne is Associate Pastor of Westminster PCA in Atlanta and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Atlanta).


  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:06:35 Jeremiah 31 and the New Covenant
  • 00:11:09 What Is Not New in the New Covenant
  • 00:18:28 Old Testament Types and Symbols
  • 00:26:32 The Prospective Typological Aspect of OT Forms
  • 00:34:03 The Connection between Type and Antitype
  • 00:37:44 A Subservient View of the Mosaic Covenant
  • 00:45:18 Types are More than Pedagogical Tools
  • 00:51:52 OT Types Are Meaningless without Christ
  • 00:54:07 Views on Obedience to the Law
  • 01:00:33 John Owen on the Old and New Covenants
  • 01:13:31 Christ’s Presence in Both the Old and the New
  • 01:18:39 The Old Covenant Not Only Illustrates but Communicates Christ
  • 01:24:11 Conclusion

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