The Discipline of Grace
The grace that saves is a grace that sustains and motivates the believer. Grace teaches the believer to be godly in this present world.
What Does Progressive Sanctification Look Like?
What does progressive sanctification look like in a believer's life? Growth is something that you cannot see a dramatic...
I Asked The Lord That I Might Grow
A hymn written by John Newton in 1779. I asked the Lord that I might grow in faith, and love, and every grace...
Is Your Spiritual Progress Evident to All?
In the Christian life, we should be making progress that will be visible for others to see and notice. Are you making spiritual progress on your way to heaven?
Believer: It is Not All About What Not to Do
What characterizes the Christian is not that they don't do bad, but it is that they are zealous for good works. We must get away from a Christianity...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
The Power Behind Our Sanctification (Part 4)
Though Paul says we have a responsibility to cleanse ourselves, we must remember that the power behind our sanctification is not found in us...
The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 2)
The people who Paul calls to "cleanse" themselves “from every defilement of body and spirit” are called “beloved”. It is only by being one of the beloved...
The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 1)
2 Corinthians 7:1 - Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
Deliberate Holiness (Psalm 119:57)
David's attitude of deliberate holiness is impressive and something we should imitate. He is purposeful in his pursuit of holiness when he says in Psalm 119, “I promise to keep your words.”
How We Grow in Our Love of God
There is a Biblical way to grow in the love of God, and it is not to pull yourself up in your own strength and try to force yourself to love God more.
Fulfill the Law of Christ
Authors of the New Testament tell us to imitate the example of Christ and so fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. 6:2).
Being Perfected by the Spirit
As you seek to be perfected by the Spirit, you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
The Christian is Not Under the Law
The Christian is not under the law, but is being changed into Christ's image as they live a life looking to Him.
We Live With Our Eyes On Christ
The Galatians were wanting to be perfected and grow and advance in the Christian life...
The Heavenly Race
In the heavenly race a lot of defeat is from slothfulness, we want something for nothing, but just as the athlete is called to manage his body so is the Christian.
Practically everything must be controlled. So also in the spiritual realm self-control is a virtue.
How You Help Me Be Holy
Having fellowship with like-minded believers is a vital part in our sanctification and being made more holy.
The Beauty of Holiness
God puts a premium on the beauty of holiness. Physical beauty is relatively meaningless to God.
How Shall We Sin?
What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? - Romans 6:1-2