How Alive is Alive? The Four-Fold Risenness of the Christian (Part 1)
The Bible teaches us that it is God who makes Christians. Paul says in Ephesians that God has made us alive together with Christ. God makes people into...
The Arrows of God’s Discipline
The arrows of God’s discipline are aimed at, and hit a particular object. The object is sin, a particular sin. It is not the believer’s only sin, but it is the sin which God wants out of his life now.
Introspectionism has its seekers looking, not at Christ as their hope, but their repentance. Thus repentance itself becomes a fetish.
Understanding Spiritual Growth
Jesus taught that there is a time element involved with the believer's spiritual growth. It is often unnoticeable. Yet the believer is able to look back over time and detect growth.
Surrendering to Christ is Not Drudgery
Surrendering to Christ is not drudgery. We are surrendering to His kindness and goodness. We should not fight against the Lord's will because...
Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters
First, if conscious eternal punishment is not true, then ultimately one can sin against God and get by with it. Second, if there is not the danger of men being "tormented forever...
Obtain a Testimony by Faith, Not Feelings
When I started out, on the Christian faith, I did not have any feelings. I had no flashing lights. I just saw, this is right. The word of God is true.
Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony
When reading the Life and Diary of David Brainerd I was struck by how self-righteous Brainerd was as a lost person prior to being saved. Many of the...
Redemption Through His Blood
Take a look at Christ's blood being spilled and God's wrath that was unleashed upon Him; and suddenly you recognize there is a price, and it is an infinite price...
Why Do You Call Me “Lord, Lord,” and Not Do What I Tell You?
Jesus taught that the real proof of being genuinely saved is not by saying, "Lord, Lord," but by our walk. Do your actions reflect what your lips proclaim to believe?
Miracles of Christ: Multiplication (Feeding the Five Thousand)
Jesus feeding the five thousand was a miracle of multiplication and in it God shows us that He is able to take something little and make it into something big.
Why Did Jesus Die?
Why did Jesus die? It's a question that causes many to say, "Why ask that? We all know the answer already." Most are quick to say "He died to forgive us", which He did.
God the Just and the Justifier of the Wicked
In His death on the Cross, He has paid in full the penalty due to us for our sin by bearing the wrath and anger of God that we deserve. Therefore God is just...
Gentile Dogs Have Hope Too
We should be amazed that even us, the Gentiles, have been included and have salvation and hope too. We are not going to perish forever and forever because of God's incredible mercy...
How To Do It
The fact of the matter is, the Bible is not a How-To book; it is a What-To book. God tells us what to do, what must be done, what is our responsibility according to His laws and principles.
Be Careful Before You Call Someone Antinomian
When you start talking this way people want to label you as antinomian, you know saying, "You guys just allow everything." No, that's not it...
Authentic Christianity is a thorn in the side of this popular culture of the world in which we live in. The light of Jesus Christ in you, will have an effect...
Praising God For Our Adoption
In expressing to you the doctrine of adoption, we realize that somebody can be adopted and not really recognize what that is. Being adopted is one thing, but recognizing you are adopted is...
Appreciating Our Adoption
Many Reformed theologians consider adoption to be the very highest privilege that the Gospel offers. Yet, it seems that the church has historically neglected this doctrine...
God’s Unlimited Resources for the Believer’s Holiness
How can we pray that with confidence? Because God's unlimited resources are available for the believer's holiness and conformity to Jesus Christ.
Discipleship – Exclusive Allegiance
Jesus gave a call to radical discipleship, to exclusive allegiance. The call to become a Christian is a call to have Jesus be our Lord and our God.
God’s People Are Saints
God writes His name on His people, and the name He writes is one that reflects His own righteousness and holiness. Believers are repeatedly called saints.
The Glory of God Displayed in the Gospel
The gospel of Jesus Christ displays the glory of God in the fullest sense. Man's wisdom could never come up with what God has done in the gospel.
Are There Two Judgments?
It sound like there's a judgment at the very end, and also a judgment immediately after a person's death. Does this mean that there are two judgments?
Swimming Where the Cleansing Waters Are (Part 7)
There really are things you can do to be splashing in the water that cleanses and there are things you can do that take you away from there. It is possible by your own actions...
Daniel’s 70 Weeks (Part 11)
The last four verses of Daniel 9 are rich with prophecy concerning the great atoning work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many try to find the anti-Christ in these verses, but it is Christ we need to look for here.