Why the World Needs the Church

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

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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. 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

The Gospel Nature of Sanctification, part 2

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

Justification vs. Sanctification: A Soul-Settling Truth

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