We live in a time of growing polarization on many levels. People are divided politically and culturally in this nation. The long-held ways of the past are constantly clashing with the new way of openness and diversity. Because of this, many in the church believe we should downplay our differences and speak only of our … Continue reading Why the World Needs the Church
Monday I began blogging about the gospel nature of sanctification. With the many ways we could approach this subject, we began at the very beginning talking of the difference between justification and sanctification. Wednesday I moved on by discussing the gospel nature of sanctification. Today we end our mini series on the Holy Spirit’s work in sanctification in Galatians and Philippians. … Continue reading The Gospel Nature of Sanctification, part 3
Monday I began blogging about the gospel nature of sanctification. With the many ways we could approach this subject, we began at the very beginning talking of the difference between justification and sanctification. Today I want to move onto the gospel nature of sanctification, and finally end with the Holy Spirit’s work in sanctification on Friday. The error … Continue reading The Gospel Nature of Sanctification, part 2
What is sanctification? Does God do it or do we do it? What does it look like in real life? These are questions the Christian Church has been asking ever since it’s birth, and throughout the ages many have answered these questions well and many have answered these questions poorly. In our day, it's my … Continue reading The Gospel Nature of Sanctification, part 1
Confess your faults one to another forgiving one another…. Confession and forgiveness are two key components of the Christian faith because they directly flow out of our life and fellowship with Christ. The entrance into the gospel is the command to repent and believe, for one to repent, one must confess wrong doing and be … Continue reading Confess!!!!!
Matthew 10:37 - "Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of me." Who do you love? Perhaps the question for some of you is rather, what do you love? Either way, you and I both are loving … Continue reading “Love Me”
Today is my 30th birthday. I think I'm feeling all the normal feelings that come along with being 30. I feel old, but people tell me I'm not. I've found a few gray hairs, but most are still a strong brown. I can't keep up athletically with guys in their 20's anymore, my energy seems … Continue reading My Next 30 Years….
I love resources. Let me be a bit more specific. I love free resources, usually found online, that aid me in knowing God better. When I find these I usually put them up under my links on the sidebar of the blog, and don't announce the new resource. But, I came across a resource today … Continue reading New City Catechism
Throughout the history of the Church, theologians have discussed the image of God in a large number of ways. I want to add to their discussion today by talking about the image of God regarding holiness and sanctification. This begins with Adam and Genesis 1:28. In that verse, God gives Adam the dominion mandate, “Be … Continue reading I: The Image of God & Sanctification
If you’ve been around churches long enough, you’ll have heard two very big theological words: justification and sanctification. The difference between these two is massive and if we get them confused we not only are misinformed, we’re in grave danger. So lets define them: Justification is God’s declaring you to be what you’re not, righteous. … Continue reading Justification vs. Sanctification: A Soul-Settling Truth
Sorry to say this but there will be no book recommendation today due to New Years. BUT I've got something better for you. Since most of you are thinking through goals for 2013, I want to share mine. It's the same each year, but each year I try and pursue it from a different angle. … Continue reading My Resolution for 2013 – Join Me?