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The Sacred Has Absorbed the Secular

Tony Reinke

Monday mornings are notoriously difficult, and Charles Spurgeon was aware of the challenges his congregation faced to begin the week motivated to work diligently for God’s glory. In one of his sermons he reminded his congregation that “the sacred has…

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Listening to the Word Preached

Tony Reinke

Today many of us will gather in local churches to hear the preaching of God’s word from faithful ministers. So what is the proper spiritual posture we should take for listening to the sermon? In our recently released ebook, Take

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Pray and Go

Tony Reinke

Missionary William Carey (1761–1834) said this in a sermon on May 31, 1792:

Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.

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Is God "God Enough" for Our Kids?

Tony Reinke

Rachel Pieh Jones is a wife, mom, writer, and DG blog contributor who has lived in East Africa for the past 10 years. One of her pieces that has generated the most attention, you may remember, was published as a…

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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:

Transcribed Excerpt

“[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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