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Open Eyes, Open Arms, Pure Hearts, Authentic Faith, and the Gospel in a Post-Christian Culture

Our culture is in a steady state of moral decay….. does this bring you a hand wringing fear of the future or an energetic excitement for ministry opportunity? 2,176 more words


God's Uses of His Law

It is God who accuses, condemns, and instructs in good works when, where, and as He chooses through the proclamation and teaching of the Law. It may be that one hearer is accused, but not condemned (living under grace through faith), another is condemned (and finally brought to despair of his own righteousness) and another, at any given moment, learns something new about the fruit of faithfulness that was not understood before. 551 more words


Throwback Thursday ~ Crafted Like Christ

Originally published July 2, 2013

“Lord, make me more like Jesus,” I prayed.
“Yes, Beloved. I will,” He smiled.
He began to lay out the tools of His trade, 246 more words

Throwback Thursday

A Missing Thing

I often, really almost always, have a dangerously deficient view of God’s beauty. And it damages so much of my life. It hollows out my joy. 264 more words


1689 Confession Study: Practical Errors in Sanctification

Continuing in the 1689 Baptist Confession study, the final lesson in chapter 13 (Sanctification) considers five practical errors regarding sanctification – five doctrinal points which believers may conflate with an unrelated idea.  938 more words


1689 Baptist Confession Study: The Pattern of Sanctification

Continuing in the 1689 Exposition series, comes an interesting lesson on the “Pattern of Sanctification.”  Using the analogy of a pattern, the way in which we learn of an idea as well as how to do it, this lecture considers several wrong ways to approach sanctification, and the correct pattern to follow. 790 more words