February 7, 2021
We aren’t saved by grace without works and then transformed into His likeness by works without grace. The grace that saved us is the grace that sustains us. We are saved and sanctified–both–by the grace of God.
September 22, 2019
The Gospel, the Good News wrought from Jesus’ dying and rising, is the bedrock foundation of our faith regarding both salvation and sanctification–the event and the process–of being made His and being conformed into His image.
February 24, 2019
Jesus calls the dead to life. He turns hearts of stone into hearts of flesh, and He puts His Spirit in those He’s chosen for adoption that we might cry out, Abba Father. So are you ready to abandon your heart of stone for a heart of flesh? Transplants are available…
October 14, 2018
The Apostle Paul once had a religious pedigree that made him a rising star in the Jewish faith. With great zeal he sought to wipe out those claiming faith in Christ. But then he met Jesus. Jesus made him blind so he could see.
January 14, 2018
Clear throughout John’s first epistle is his notion that true regeneration, without transformation, makes the authenticity of the supposed regeneration, suspect. The purchase of our redemption and adoption was not cheap. Though it cost us nothing, the ransom paid was the violent death of God’s only Son. This has profound implications for our Christian walk.
September 10, 2017
Between being born spiritually blind and given full sight, we see through a mirror dimly, through a glass darkly. We “see men like trees walking.” Once we come to Christ, spiritual blindness should give way to ever improving vision…
May 7, 2017
John and his brother James were a couple dudes you didn’t want to mess with. By the time John wrote his Gospel, three epistles, and the book of Revelation, he was a radically changed man.
October 30, 2016
God’s discipline is rendered in love, is for our good, and will produce the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Hopefully our Lord’s discipline will bring us to a place of repentance and brokenness before Him.
October 9, 2016
Has God’s grace toward you proven to be fruitless or vain or without effect? Is there Holy Spirit activity stirring deep inside? What are the outcomes of God’s grace?
September 11, 2016
Choosing to follow Jesus and submitting our lives to Him can be tough. Fortunately for us, there’s help.