Tag Archives: Gospel

Diligent Remembrance

We often, at Redeemer, speak of the need for us all to continually preach the gospel to ourselves. John Stott told of how John Newton, the author of Amazing Grace, constantly kept the Good News before himself. Stott wrote: He … Continue reading

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Gospel Amnesia

Martin Luther knew well that we Christians are prone to gospel amnesia when he wrote: This (justification by faith) is the truth of the gospel. It is also the principal article of all Christian doctrine, wherein the knowledge of all … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Gospels

On Sunday we talked about the danger of counterfeit gospels and the need to be aware of them. Trevin Wax, an author (and blogger/editor/publisher),  has written on counterfeit gospels in both book and article form. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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“Gospel Fluency”

“…speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,” -Ephesians 4:15 In his book, Gospel Fluency, Jeff Vanderstelt wrote the following referencing the verse above: …if we are … 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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“All This and Jesus Too”

Over the years I have heard the story of an old Puritan recounted. The man sat down to a very small meal of a simple piece of bread (or potato) and water. He then voiced his prayer; “all this and … Continue reading

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Did The Reformers Think Their Doctrine Was New?

In the previous post, I offered a quick survey of historical church figures leading up to the Reformation. The purpose was to show that the doctrines emphasized by the Reformers were not completely new, but that the Reformation was, in … Continue reading

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Reformation Reading

As October approaches, so does the anniversary of the Reformation. Yet, this year it is not just any anniversary, no, this year marks the 500th anniversary. It was on October 31, 1517 that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to … Continue reading

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A High Calling

As I reflect on the events of this past weekend in Charlottesville, I am reminded of the high calling given to the Church. We have been called by our Lord to be His witnesses throughout all the earth. In short, … Continue reading

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How Anger Can Point To the Gospel

On Sunday I made the statement that any time you become angry you are being judgmental. I owe credit to David Powlison for this insight. The point I was making was that God is the ultimate Judge and that is … Continue reading

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