Tag Archives: Justification

“All of Grace”

Here is a gospel nugget from Charles Spurgeon: Believe it, for it is certainly true that the great God is able to treat the guilty with abundant mercy; yea, He is able to treat the ungodly as if they had … Continue reading

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Glorified in an Instant

During the sermon yesterday I extemporaneously spoke about our glorification being done in an instant and how that humbles us. I was working off of a statement I heard several years ago from Pastor Andy Davis that I found to … Continue reading

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Put to Death

“For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” –Romans 8:13 In continuing our study through Romans 8 we arrived at … Continue reading

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Justified

On Sunday, we had the joy of beginning a study through Romans 8 together. In the opening line of that great chapter we are told; “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 … Continue reading

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Not My Own

Charles Spurgeon wrote: For myself, I love to live near a sinner’s Saviour. If my standing before the Lord depended upon what I am in myself and what good works and righteousness I could bring, surely I should have to … Continue reading

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Fig Leaves

John Stott wrote: The concept of substitution may be said, then, to lie at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting … Continue reading

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Why the Cross?

“It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” –Romans 3:26 Tim Chester writes: On the cross Jesus interposed himself. He stood … Continue reading

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“Christ For Us”

In my preaching this past Sunday, I offered two quotes from Robert Murray M’Cheyne. He was a Scottish pastor who died in 1843 at the young age of 29. Andrew Bonar, the younger brother of Horatius (known for his hymns), … 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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Union with Christ

This Sunday during our class (prior to the service) on The Doctrine of Christ, we will be covering the doctrine of our Union with Christ. I thought I would serve up an appetizer here, to curb the stinging hunger of … Continue reading

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