Tag Archives: Union with Christ

“Abide With Me”

The hymn below has brought me much comfort the past several years.  Abide with me: fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with … Continue reading

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Sanctification by Grace

When a person turns to Christ in faith and repentance they are united to Him. This doctrine is called union with Christ; in the Bible it is often simply referred to as being “in Christ.” There are many benefits to … Continue reading

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Encouragement to Pray

My wife, Brandon, gave me The Works of John Newton for my birthday (I know, I think she likes me). Today I read a few of his hymns and letters. In a letter entitled, On Communion with God, Newton wrote: If … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and Union with Christ

Two weeks ago during the sermon I briefly explained that we are joined to Christ by the work of the Holy Spirit. I wanted to share a brief paragraph on this reality from Marcus Johnson’s book, One with Christ. I … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage and Banquet

I purchased a new book this week (ssshhh, don’t tell my wife), Michael Horton’s Calvin on the Christian Life. This afternoon I’ve been reading his chapter on Calvin’s view of the doctrine of Union with Christ. I would like to … Continue reading

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The Incarnation and Union with Christ

Joel Beeke and William Boekestein wrote: By faith, when we think of Christ, we should see ourselves in Him. As we glimpse at the manger of His birth we can say, “This is my brother, my flesh and blood.” As … Continue reading

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Christ Our All

Michael Reeves is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary authors. I have recommended his books on the Reformation and the Trinity in the past. Today I finished his most recent book, Christ Our Life. Yep, you guessed it, I heartily … Continue reading

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Equal in Christ

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” -2 Corinthians 5:17 From Jeremy Walker’s, Life in Christ: “If Anyone is in Christ.” You will immediately notice the … Continue reading

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A Taboo Subject

Death is something of a taboo subject in our culture. In one sense it only proves that it is the true problem we all face, but that we are helpless to do anything about. Therefore, one of the ways we … Continue reading

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A Half-Truth

In the last post I offered a lengthy quote form John Piper taken from the book, Acting the Miracle. Russell Moore has a chapter on Sanctification within the corporate context (local church) in the same book. While Moore’s chapter has … Continue reading

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