Tag Archives: Christian Life

Unsinkable Hope

What is hope? Typically when used today, the word hope means nothing more than wishful thinking. Examples of this would include, “I hope it doesn’t rain today” or “I hope my team wins tonight.” In stark contrast is the Biblical … Continue reading

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Newton on the Christian Life

John Newton (1725-1807), who is known for penning the hymn “Amazing Grace,” also has a well-known summary statement of Christian sanctification. It comes from a devotional sermon he offered at a friend’s house. According to Tony Reinke, the statement survives … Continue reading

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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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