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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


The Wisdom of Proverbs: Controlling the Tongue

No topic in the book of Proverbs more clearly illustrates the way of God and the way of fallen man, or the way of righteousness and the way of wickedness, better than the subject of the tongue. 1,010 more words

Bible Study

If You Love Christ...

J. C. Ryle writes:

  1. If we love a person, we like to think about him. We do not need to be reminded of him. We do not forget his name or his appearance or his character or his opinions or his tastes or his position or his occupation… Well, it is just so between the true Christian and Christ!
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Worship Principles

Wearing Christ

Why do we put on our Lord Jesus?
Wear Him like a suit of armour?
Wear Him like a new suit or dress?

You shield from lusting flesh. 99 more words


The Redemption of Boredom ~ at Borrowed Light

Have you ever noticed how many boring moments there are in life?…And if God can redeem our boring moments for His purposes, maybe we could start looking for ways to redeem them for His glory as well. 53 more words