Slowing down your sanctification doesn’t mean you’re backsliding, in the same way that slow, intelligent repentance takes deeper roots than rash and uninformed repentance. Here are two ways to slow down in your sanctification, and hopefully begin hacking away at a lot of unnecessary anxiety.Continue Reading
Blog Posts on Indwelling Sin
When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. (Matthew 6:16)
Perhaps Jesus’s words about prayer…Continue Reading
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions (Romans 6:12).
It bears repeating: if you want life, deny yourself (Matthew 16:24–25). Your narcissistic nihilist self will kill you if you do not.
There are insidiuos perils to not knowing our sin.
This is the message of Romans 7:7-12 that John Piper expounds in two sermons from 2001, including an explanation of the law and grace, and a practical illustration of our fight…Continue Reading
Labour to know thine own frame and temper; what spirit thou art of; what associates in thy heart Satan hath; where corruption is strong, where grace is weak; what stronghold lust hath in thy natural constitution, and the…
One of the poems I wrote during my leave of absence grew out of my sorrows over grieving the Holy Spirit. It is bad enough to know that God is dishonored by my sin. But to hear Paul connect my…Continue Reading
It was always one the most dramatic moments in the well-known secret agent drama. Although viewers didn’t know it, one of the Mission Impossible agents had donned a latex mask that was meant to make him look familiar and safe…Continue Reading
At the end of Numbers 15, God commanded Moses to have the people attach tassels on the corner of their garments. These were accessories with a purpose:
And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember…