Blog Posts on Sanctification & Growth
Your Acting Is His Acting
In yesterday's post Pastor John cited Philippians 2:12-13 concerning our sin-killing role in sanctification —
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his…
I Act the Miracle
The Grace of Confession (Part 1)
I often wonder how many people are stuck in their relationships in a cycle of repeating the same things over and over again. They repeat the same misunderstandings. They rehearse and re-rehearse the same arguments. They repeat the same wrongs.…Continue Reading
The Most Needed Peer Pressure in Christianity
. . . the greatest of these is love (1 Cor. 13:13).
I have a friend who loves God and his Word and desires to raise her children to love him, yet one of her children has made a series…Continue Reading
Francis Chan's Question on Which Is Worse
The Ministry of Reminding—Myself
One of the great enemies of hope is forgetting God’s promises. Reminding is a great ministry. Peter and Paul wrote for this reason (2 Peter 1:13; Romans 15:15).
The main reminder is the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). But don’t be…Continue Reading
Large Sails and Little Ballast
Large spiritual passion with small doctrinal understanding is large sails and tall masts on a tiny boat in high winds. It will dart wildly over the surface for a hundred yards. Then one wave, or one crosswind, will bring it…Continue Reading
Spiritual Muscle Development
So, what happens inside of you when you are asked to wait? Is waiting, for you, a time of stengthening or weakening? Have you ever stopped to consider why God asks you to wait? Let me point you to one…Continue Reading
John Calvin on the Pursuit of Success
How do we as Christians battle against the sinful pursuit of success, wealth and power that the world pursues?
Therefore, to avoid similar entanglements, the course which Christian men must follow is this: first, they must not long for, or…