Tag Archives: Christian Life

A Final Exhortation

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (7:24) On this past Sunday, we concluded our study of the Sermon on the Mount. Sinclair … Continue reading

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Denying Self

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” -Matthew 16:24 In the sermon on Sunday, I offered the following statements from Sam Allberry on this … Continue reading

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Beware of the “Death-trap”

As we have been studying through the Sermon on the Mount, we have seen Jesus continually confront religious hypocrisy. C.S. Lewis offers, what I believe to be, a good analysis of the pride that feeds religious hypocrisy. In Mere Christianity, … Continue reading

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Encouragements from Sibbes

Let Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) encourage you, here are some quotes from his work, The Bruised Reed. But if we have this for a foundation truth, that there is more mercy in Christ than sin in us, there can be no … Continue reading

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Adorn Your Faith

C.H. Spurgeon wrote: Be not ashamed of your faith; remember it is the ancient gospel of the martyrs, confessors, reformers, and saints. Above all, it is the truth of God, against which all the gates of Hell cannot prevail. Let … Continue reading

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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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