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.
Nathan speaks on the under-appreciated value of spiritual stability. Is your walk with Christ stable, consistent, and solid; like a fruitful tree planted by a stream of water?
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...
Christ The True Vine (Part 1)
We come to Jesus Christ alone, and look to His finished work alone, to be received by faith alone, regarding our right standing. But we don't move on from Jesus to begin to live the Christian life and bear much fruit....
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.”