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Union With Christ: One of the Secrets of Sanctification

Tony Reinke

What is union with Christ? And how does this union help us advance in personal holiness?

We asked J. I. Packer recently, and he answered in this rich 9-minute video:

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“[As a Christian] you have to face a…

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Does God Love Us By Sending Us Pain?

Tony Reinke

Slate recently reported that spanking children may not be such a bad form of discipline after all. Surprisingly, the reporter pushed past a lot of the cultural anti-spanking prejudice to ask some reasonable questions about what the studies indicate. Although…

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The Root of Sexual Sin (And Every Sin)

Tony Reinke

Psalm 51:4 —

Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight

Said Rick Gamache, in his sermon “Whiter Than Snow” —

I believe what David is saying in verse 4 [Psalm…

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Making Progress in Sanctification

Tony Reinke

1 John 2:1 —

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Sinclair Ferguson, in his…

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Fighting Sin With Worship

Tony Reinke

(The following post has been transcribed and edited from Tim Keller’s sermon “Sin as Slavery,” which can be downloaded for free here.)

Every one of our sinful actions has a suicidal power on the faculties that put that…

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From We to Me

Tony Reinke

Americans since the 1960s are increasingly expressing themselves in terms that are individual-focused (“me”) rather than community-focused (“we”). So reports USA Today.

Such a trend may not be hard to imagine in society, but what about within the American…

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Killing Sin Through Personal Prayer

Tony Reinke

"The activity by which the Christian directly secures the mortification of his sins is prayer," wrote J. I. Packer in his book A Quest For Godliness. But what does this practice of putting sin to death through personal prayer…

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Our Mother Who Art In Heaven?

Tony Reinke

Returning to the "masculine feel" of Christianity discussion, it may be worthwhile to address one prominent point in the debate. While God the Father is spirit, and therefore is not a sexual being nor is he "male," he chooses to…

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Interview with Gloria Furman

Tony Reinke

Recently between sessions at the Gospel Coalition Women's Conference in Orlando I sat down to chat with DG blog contributor Gloria Furman. Gloria is from Texas but now lives in Dubai with her husband Dave and their three kids.

In…

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Take Care How You Listen (Free eBook)

Tony Reinke

Skillful listening is a non-negotiable skill for everyone who enters a church building on Sunday or plays a sermon through headphones during the week. Scripture calls us not only to consider carefully what sermons we listen to, but also how…

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What’s At Stake in the Homosexuality Debate

Tony Reinke

The stakes could not be higher in the homosexuality debate, because — to put it rather bluntly — homosexual activity is a sin that parallels idolatry. The Apostle Paul seems to draw this connection in Ephesians 5:5 and Colossians 3:5…

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A Father's Day Poem

Tony Reinke

Pastor John originally penned this poem when Noël’s father, George Henry, passed away. He would later dedicate it to his own father, William Piper, when he died. It is a standing reminder of the profound gift of a godly father’s…

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Learning Fatherhood From the Father of Fatherhood

Tony Reinke

In Ephesians 3:14–15, Paul prays, "For this reason I bow my knees before the Father [patēr], from whom every family [patria] in heaven and on earth is named." In the Greek it is easy to pick…

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What the Psalms Do

Tony Reinke

From Pastor John's sermon, “Songs that Shape the Heart and Mind” (May 25, 2008):

If you read the Psalms only for doctrine, you’re not reading them for what they are. They are psalms, songs, poetry. They’re musical, and…

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Is a Wife's Submission Culturally Outdated?

Tony Reinke

In our egalitarian culture, the debate over a wife’s submission to her husband is not going away anytime soon. Of course we start with Scripture, and the Bible is clear in calling the first-century Greco-Roman wife to submit to her…

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The Book of 2 Corinthians in 42 Tweets

Tony Reinke

The Apostle Paul and the Corinthian church had a complicated relationship, and Second Corinthians is a personal letter from Paul that captures the tension. It's a letter that speaks to ministry, leadership, and preaching, and it's a letter that speaks…

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