Tag Archives: Sanctification

A Subtle Temptation

As we study the Sermon on the Mount together, we must beware of the sneaky temptation to be known for being godly, the hunger for the fame of holiness. D.A. Carson wrote: We human beings are a strange lot. We … Continue reading

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Sunday Replay

With football season upon us, I thought a little replay action from Sunday’s sermon would be appropriate. I want to emphasize the final three implications I mentioned at the end of the sermon. I wanted to highlight again how hope … Continue reading

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Are You Blind?

This past Sunday we looked into a sobering passage from the book of Amos. Two things stood out as we saw the Lord confronting His people through the Prophet. First, the people were experiencing prosperity and were taking advantage of … Continue reading

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Selflessness

I was reflecting on the Book of Ruth this past week and doing some reading in various commentaries when something stood out that hadn’t before. What really stood out is Boaz’s selflessness. At Naomi’s direction, Ruth approaches Boaz and asks … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2017

Here are some books I have been reading this summer that I would recommend to you. How Does Sanctification Work? by David Powlison I really appreciate that in this short book Powlison makes clear that there is not one “silver … 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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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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Sanctification as Group Work

Timothy Lane and Paul Trip in their book, How People Change, emphasize the importance of Biblical community in the process of sanctification. They ask; “What are some common obstacles that hinder redemptive relationships from developing in our lives?” They then … Continue reading

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Suffering in the Furnace

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found … Continue reading

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