Tag Archives: Christian Life

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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Gospel Graduates?

I often say from the pulpit that none of us are, nor ever will be, “gospel graduates.” Many have made this point throughout church history. Here is one contemporary example from Jared Wilson’s book, Gospel Deeps. If the gospel is … Continue reading

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Biblical Tensions

Several weeks ago in a sermon I emphasized the importance of maintaining biblical tensions in our theology. Pastor Burk Parsons posted a tweet over a year ago that has kept the importance of doing so on my mind. (Yes, good … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage and Banquet

I purchased a new book this week (ssshhh, don’t tell my wife), Michael Horton’s Calvin on the Christian Life. This afternoon I’ve been reading his chapter on Calvin’s view of the doctrine of Union with Christ. I would like to … Continue reading

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Gospel Courage

Hopefully you don’t have to be around Redeemer long before someone encourages you to “preach the Gospel to yourself” daily. This past Sunday, one of our Elders (Neil), encouraged everyone to do just that throughout the week ahead as he … Continue reading

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