The Double Force Of The Gospel

Walter Marshall, a 17th century English pastor, insightfully pointed out in his book The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification that the gospel is a double force in a Christian’s life. What does that mean? The good news that we’re forgiven, adopted, and forever loved by God creates thankfulness and hope of life with Jesus. this draws us to Him…

God doesn’t leave you on your own to grow

Sanctification is the radical change God brings about in the heart of a person who trusts Jesus Christ as Savior. It’s the passing from spiritual death to spiritual life, the beginning of a new creation in Christ, and the writing of God’s Law in our hearts. It means a new relationship to the Law of…

Some practical steps to cultivate humility

John Stott said, “in every step of our Christian growth and maturity, and throughout every aspect of our Christian obedience and service, our greatest foe is pride and our greatest ally is humility.” In light of that truth here are some practical steps C.J. Mahaney submits that Christians should do at the beginning of each day and at…

How do you help an angry person?

Before I continue it is important to remember that anger is not the actual problem; anger is the manifestation or “coming-out” due to a person not receiving something they believe they deserve.  So according to Scripture it’s not simply that a person struggles with anger, it’s more biblically accurate to say that a person is…

Paul’s Maturity Profile For A Christian

Two paragraphs in Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus give us a powerful profile for testing our maturity levels in Christ (1 Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-10). The following list depicts spiritual qualifications from both letters: Overall spiritual maturity (a well-rounded man) Above reproach (a man of good reputation) The husband of one wife (morally pure/faithful)…