The War Within
Flesh Versus Spirit
Jun 19, 1983
A Christian is not a person who experiences zero bad desires. A Christian is a person who is at war with every distorted desire by the power of the Spirit.
The Law of Christ
Bearing Each Other's Burdens
Aug 14, 1983
If we really care about a person's ultimate welfare, we will confront them with their sin as well as comfort them in their trouble.
Christ Redeemed Us from the Curse of the Law
Apr 10, 1983
When Christ experienced the curse of the law on the cross it was not his own but ours.
For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free
May 29, 1983
Your enjoyment of freedom is much more important to God than many of the day-to-day decisions that fill us with so much concern.
Do Not Grow Weary in Well-Doing
Aug 21, 1983
When you get your paycheck, do you look to the Spirit for how to use this money for God's kingdom?
Hagar and Slavery Vs. Sarah and Freedom
May 22, 1983
For Paul, the experience of freedom is not icing on the cake of Christianity. Freedom in Christ is Christianity.
When Not to Believe an Angel
Feb 6, 1983
There is one, and only one, gospel. It is therefore astonishing — and tragic — to turn away from it and lose both God and his grace.
Walk by the Spirit!
Aug 7, 1983
People who bear the fruit of the Spirit know they are worthy only of condemnation. They know that the only pay they can earn is the wrath of God.
Don't Go Back from Sonship to Slavery
May 8, 1983
If Satan can't get you to disobey God's commands, then he'll try to make you obey them with the wrong spirit.
Those Who Have Faith Are the Sons of Abraham
Mar 20, 1983
The central concern of your life is to ensure that you are a child of Abraham.
Can You Begin by the Spirit and Be Completed by the Flesh?
Mar 13, 1983
The essential mark of a Christian is not how far you have progressed in sanctification, but on what you are relying to get there.
O, That Christ Would Be Formed in You!
May 15, 1983
We are freed from the burden of the law when we are given the power to fulfill it from within. And that happens when Christ is formed in us.
I Do Not Nullify the Grace of God
Mar 6, 1983
The transgression against God is to presume that you can climb your way up a ladder of morality into his favor.
Freed to Love
Jun 12, 1983
Freedom flows forth in love just as surely as a bubbling spring flows forth in a mountain stream.
Why Then the Law?
Apr 24, 1983
If we don't understand why the law was given, we can kill ourselves with it.
To Deliver Us from the Present Evil Age
Jan 23, 1983
The freest people in the world are those who submit most fully to the authority of Christ in Scripture.
Saving Faith Produces Love
Jun 5, 1983
Being a loving person is absolutely essential to being saved, because the faith which saves by its very essence works through love.
This Is Not Man's Gospel
Feb 13, 1983
To try to explain the change from Paul's pre-conversion persecution to his post-conversion passion for the gospel merely by the work of men is to grasp at a straw.
The Law Does Not Annul the Promise
Apr 17, 1983
It would be terribly wrong to say that the Mosaic law was opposed in its teaching to the Abrahamic covenant.
Only a New Creation Counts
Aug 28, 1983
The mindset of the new creation does not just agree that Christ died for sinners; it glories in the cross.
If You Are Christ's, You Are Heirs of the Promise
May 1, 1983
When you entrust yourself to Christ you honor him, and he would be denying himself to turn you away.
In Sync with the Gospel
Feb 27, 1983
When you finally hear and believe the drumbeat of the gospel, the rhythm of your step changes. There is a life in step with the gospel, and there is a life out of step with the gospel.