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Battling Depression . . . Together

Tony Reinke

In 1954, speaking of spiritual depression, Martyn Lloyd-Jones said, "I have no hesitation in asserting that one of the reasons why the Christian Church counts for so little in the modern world is that so many Christians are in this…

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The Heart of Sinful Anger

Tony Reinke

Sinful anger is toxic. It corrodes marriages, churches, and workplaces. No relationship is immune from its power. And for many Christians the battle against anger is a prominent battlefront in the fight for personal holiness. So what’s at the heart…

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Is Sanctification Complex or Simple?

Tony Reinke

Is progressive sanctification complex or simple? We asked biblical counselor David Powlison in our recent trip to the CCEF in Philadelphia. Progressive sanctification is impossibly complicated, he said. And yet there's a biblical simplicity that addresses the complexities of life…

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Defending the Unborn Through Art

Tony Reinke

Over 50 million unborn lives have been snuffed out through the dark work of abortion since 1973. That’s 3,000 children each day in the United States alone. To bring this stat closer to home (or into your home), as many…

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How Christ Died to Sin (And Why It Matters)

Tony Reinke

Our Savior died for sin, and he died for sinners. But Christ also died to sin (Romans 6:10) — a curious point Paul makes in a chapter loaded with implications for our personal pursuit of holiness.

So what does it…

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Christ Died to Give Us Christ-Exalting Friendships

Tony Reinke

“Jesus never intended that the enjoyment of his presence would replace the enjoyment of the presence of Christian friends,” says John Piper in his most recent sermon on 2 Timothy 4:9–12. Although we have an infallible Savior, we still have…

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Reading Books and Dying Well

Tony Reinke

In the shadow of his death, Paul asked Timothy to bring him his books (2 Timothy 4:13). In the following clip from his most recent sermon, John Piper explains the significance of this request. “Form the habit of reading…

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A Caution to Young, Culture-Embracing Evangelicals

Tony Reinke

Demas was on Paul’s ministry team — and then Demas abandoned his ministry post out of a love for “this present world” (2 Timothy 4:10). “There is a love for the world that makes ministry impossible,” John Piper says in…

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The Highest Holiness

Tony Reinke

"The highest holiness for you is to be like Christ," said Charles Spurgeon.

Exactly. If you want a perfect model of human holiness, look to Christ. Kevin DeYoung explains this point in his new book The Hole in Our Holiness:

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Why Pornography Robs a Man of His Humanness

Tony Reinke

Addiction to pornography is not limited to men, but it is a major problem among men, and Christian men, and even among pastors and missionaries. Not long ago, counselor Harry Schaumburg shared with us the prevalence of pornography among men…

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The Blessed Struggle Against Fear and Anxiety

Tony Reinke

The Christian's battle against fear and anxiety is a blessed struggle — so says biblical counselor and author Ed Welch. But why is this struggle blessed?

We asked him that question during our recent trip to the Christian Counseling

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God’s Aim in Election, and Our Personal Holiness

Tony Reinke

After revealing his free electing grace toward sinners like us, what does God intend to do with his children now? What is the aim of our election?

This is the question we asked of respected Bible scholar Richard Gaffin

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The Beauty of Holiness and the Miracle of Sanctification

Tony Reinke

Puritan Thomas Watson says it well. “After the fall, the affections were misplaced on wrong objects; in sanctification, they are turned into a sweet order and harmony, the grief placed on sin, the love on God, the joy on heaven.”*

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We Become What We Worship

Tony Reinke

Greg Beale titled his landmark book We Become What We Worship. His thesis is simple: “What people revere, they resemble, either for ruin or for restoration.” He traces the theme throughout Scripture to show that we are worshippers, and…

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A Pastor's Monday

Tony Reinke

Mondays are notoriously difficult for pastors. If you are not a pastor, pray for your pastor today as you read through this post. If you are a pastor, listen to the words of pastor Jared Wilson as he describes the…

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Speaking the Truth In Love

Tony Reinke

For much of my Christian life I have had a one-sided view of “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). I assumed that the verse meant only that when hard news or rebuke needed to be brought, it should be…

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Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God (Free eBook)

Tony Reinke

In one sense the Olympics are a global celebration of perfect bodies. But we know the Olympics do not represent real life. In the real world most bodies don’t look and work like that.

Disabilities are a reality. They break…

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Why Mars Should Boggle the Mind

Tony Reinke

Jeremiah 32:40–41:

"I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me. I…

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Fighting with God in Sanctification

Tony Reinke

Puritan writers like John Owen are well-known for teaching Christians to pursue holiness and kill sin. This is helpful, but Puritans like Owen also recognized that this can also lead to a serious misunderstanding on the part of Christians. In…

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The Purifying Power of Delight in Christ

Tony Reinke

Scottish pastor Robert Murray McCheyne (1813–1843) left us with one quote that has become quite famous, and for good reason. It goes like this: “For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ.” The quote is short, sticky, and…

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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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