Tag Archives: Sin

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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Mortification of Sin

In continuation of the previous post, I thought it would be helpful to further discuss the mortification of sin. As Christians, we are in union with Christ by faith. One of the realities of that union is that sin no … Continue reading

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“Sin’s Dominion Ended”

In his book, The Christian Life, Sinclair Ferguson has a chapter entitled “Sin’s Dominion Ended” in which he explains Paul’s argument in Romans 6. I think a brief outline of Ferguson’s exposition will be helpful. He explains as follows: Romans … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy

The last few weeks I have been reading Os Guinness’ latest book, Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion. One of the chapters is dedicated to the problem of hypocrisy among Christians. Guinness writes; “In my view, hypocrisy is … Continue reading

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Total Depravity

In light of the sermon yesterday I thought the following from R.C. Sproul would be helpful for further reflection. He writes: It is somewhat unfortunate that the doctrine is called “total depravity” because this name can be misleading. The term … Continue reading

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God-Centered Worship Needed

In a recent sermon I made the remark that worship must begin with our focus on God, and then we can see ourselves for who we truly are in light of Him (Isaiah 6:1-8). (Who we truly “are,” is sinners … Continue reading

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What is Sin?

Hopefully you have begun to read through Greg Gilbert’s book, What is the Gospel. I appreciated his chapter on sin and his explaining the weightiness of the issue. Gilbert wrote: …according to the Bible, sin is a lot more than … Continue reading

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The Necessity of the Resurrection

“And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we … Continue reading

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The Gospel is Fuel for Battling Sin

How does the Gospel fuel our battle with indwelling sin as believers? Tim Chester, in his book You Can Change gets us on the right track for thinking about this. Chester wrote: You will cleanse no sin from your life … Continue reading

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