Blog Posts by David Mathis

YRR, Let's Finish the Mission

David Mathis

You can only dive deep in the Scriptures so long until you’re ready to get busy. Unless something’s seriously broken, you can only power up so much on theology — whether straight-up seven-point Calvinism, or something more dilute — until…

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The Secret of Sanctification

David Mathis

Is there a silver bullet for increasing Christlikeness? It’s doubtful that speaking like that will bring more clarity than confusion. But there is biblical precedent for talk about finding “the secret.”

In Philippians 4:11–13, the apostle Paul, having thanked his…

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Holiness Beyond Words

David Mathis

Holiness starts with God. Discussions about holiness get off on the wrong foot when they begin with what we don’t do, rather than with who God is.

This is essential to keep in mind as we talk about sanctification —…

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How to Watch the Olympic Games

David Mathis

The Bible has something to say about the Olympic games.

“Everyone who competes in the games,” writes the apostle Paul, “exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable” (1 Corinthians…

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Sanctification When "It Is Finished"

David Mathis

How is Christian sanctification different than so-called growth, or personal advance, in any other system of belief?

Jared Wilson points us to the gospel's unique declaration, and how it changes everything for Christian sanctification.

Celebrate with us, and wrestle through,…

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