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In a postmodern “worship” landscape that misunderstands terms like “passion” and “burn” and “yearn”, this is a powerful and moving song by musical theologians Shane and Shane.


Applying the truth of the gospel

Erik Raymond:

Imagine for a moment that you are part of the 1st Century Philippian church. You are a first generation gospel work that was founded through the ministry of the Apostle Paul. 929 more words

The Gospel

Throwback Thursday ~ Repeating Wrongs Renders Right?

Originally published September 17, 2013.

“Four hundred thirty seven”

“Sorry, that’s not right. Try again, Buddy.”

scribble scribble scribble

“Oh, ok. Four hundred thirty seven. 628 more words


Benedict Pictet on Justification and Sanctification

Benedict Pictet (1655-1724) was a Swiss Reformed theologian. He studied theology under his uncle, Francis Turretin, and later replaced him as the chair of theology in Geneva. 1,067 more words


Good Works and Vocation

We have often heard what good works are, since we have come to the light and to knowledge through baptism and through the gospel. We did not learn in the papacy what constitutes a good work. 1,020 more words


Matthew Henry and Calvin on Matt. 5:20

“For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (ESV)

Isn’t Jesus referring to the need for imputed righteousness, not some inherent goodness? 895 more words


Yes, You Can Please Your Heanvenly Father

Kevin DeYoung:

Sometimes Christians can give the impression that pleasing God is a sub-biblical motivation.

“We’re totally justified,” someone might say. “We’re totally accepted. If we tell our kids to please God, we are just giving them more law. 559 more words