Monthly Archives: March 2009

Christianity is the Religion of Sinners

Preparing to preach from 1 John 1:5-2:2 this Sunday, I have spent the week meditating on sin and the Christian life. In the process, God has painfully but graciously reminded me of the sins of my past, and indwelling sin that still remains … Continue reading

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How Freely Do I Accept a Rebuke?

In the context of a discussion about personal discipleship, a friend recently recommended I read the little booklet, Many Aspire, Few Attain by Walter A. Henrichsen. Henrichsen was an early leader in the Navigators organization, which places such a great deal … Continue reading

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The Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson

The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction. By Sinclair B. Ferguson (Banner of Truth: 1989, PB, 201 pp) Part of it is his unsurpassed grasp of Biblical theology and the historic Christian faith. Part of it is the combination of experiential and academic … Continue reading

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Sermon Listener’s Guide in Practice

Following up on the earlier post about the Sermon Listener’s Guide, I thought I would offer a report on how I was able to put it into practice recently. My wife’s sister was with us this past weekend, and the … Continue reading

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Establish the Work of Our Hands! A Theology of Work from the Prayer of Moses

After a sweeping prayer about eternity, death, and the God who is everlasting, why does Moses turn our attention in Psalm 90:17 to the comparatively mundane? In the final verse, after a poetic plea for an eternal perspective, Moses closes with a final request about … Continue reading

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Snowstorm in Curve, Tennessee (3/7/09)

13 inches is a lot of snow where I come from, and that is exactly what we experienced on Saturday night, March 7, here at home. It was enough to render our country roads impassible and to move even a … Continue reading

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Reading in the Local Church

Richard Baxter’s Reformed Pastor. Athanasius’ On the Incarnation. J.I. Packer’s Knowing God. Charles Bridges’ The Christian Ministry. Robert Letham’s The Holy Trinity. Of all the various means God has used to sanctify me in the past few years, he has used … Continue reading

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