Category Archives: Salvation

On New Year’s Resolutions, Daily Repentance and Sanctification

It’s only natural to want to set New Year’s resolutions–things we want to change, things we want to start doing, to improve self, etc–to become a better you, me. As a Christ follower, I tend to see things differently when it comes … Continue reading

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What do we make of Paul’s Confidence?

Writing to the Christians at Philippi, from his Roman prison, the Apostle Paul prays with joy because of his partnership with them in the gospel, having the confidence that the God who began a good work in them will carry … Continue reading

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John 6 and the Eternal Security of the Believer

Two Sundays back, while out of town, I had the pleasure of preaching from John 6.  As I was preparing to preach from the text of John 6, it struck me that Jesus in revealing himself as the Bread of … Continue reading

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On Preaching the Word

How do we judge effectiveness in preaching of the Word?  In the past, there have times when I stepped down from the pulpit that I say to myself, “I didn’t do a good job.”  When I say this, I usually … Continue reading

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Taking Repentance Seriously

Repentance means change, abandonment.  Repentance is necessary because of sin in our hearts–a sin which continues to beset us, to paralyze, to blind us, to harden us, and kill our consciences. Repentance is a divine injunction. But our pride, our … Continue reading

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