Tag Archives: Christian Life

Root Idols

This past Sunday, we spent some time thinking about Idolatry. Idolatry is elevating a good thing to the status of ultimate in our lives. Some say it is making a good thing a god thing in our lives. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Christian, Don’t Patronize Sin

J.C. Ryle encourages Christians to make war on our sin. Look within, each one of you. Examine your own hearts. Do you see there any habit or custom which you know to be wrong in the sight of God? If … Continue reading

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Repentant Living

If you have been around Redeemer long you have heard us talk about the Christian life in terms of daily walking in repentance. Or when we observe the Lord’s Supper together we will often say the Supper is not for … Continue reading

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Take Up Your Cross

Michael Lawrence offers a few quick examples of what it might look like for a believer to “deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (Jesus)” (Matt. 16:24). He wrote: That means Jesus might make a difference in … Continue reading

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The Deceitfulness of Sin

In our current study of Jonah, it was emphasized that while Jonah identified himself as one who “feared the Lord” to the mariners during the storm (1:9), Jonah was probably self-deceived in his sin of rebellion. Jonah certainly wasn’t walking … Continue reading

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All Things for Good

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” –Romans 8:28 Romans 8:28, a verse that is treasured by many Christians, was part of our … Continue reading

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Sojourners, Exiles, and Dual Citizens

How are we, as Christians, to live in the present age as we await the return of Christ? What are some Biblical principles that can help us think through how we are to live as faithful believers, and yet be … Continue reading

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Prayer

We have just concluded our study of Ephesians as a church family. This week I have been reflecting on the call to prayer at the end of the letter. The call to pray at all times, with all manner of … Continue reading

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“The Theology of Singleness”

I came across the video below this morning, and in light of the sermon yesterday I thought it would be helpful. Tim Keller gives a 30 minute sermon on “The Theology of Singleness.” (Also, his quick explanation of the “already … Continue reading

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Faith and Works

“So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” –James 2:17 I was reading a book this week by Jerry Bridges when the following lines were the catalytic cause of contemplation. Bridges wrote: “[Faith] is the … Continue reading

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