Tag Archives: Grace

Hell is filled …

Hell is filled with people who believe they should be outside hell and inside heaven. Heaven is filled with people who believe they deserve to be outside heaven and inside hell. Such grace defies our sense of fair play. Know … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress and the necessity of “the burden”

I’m excited to begin a church-wide study of my favorite extra-biblical book tonight, The Pilgrim’s Progress¬†by John Bunyan. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I decided to go with the “Pure Gold Classics” edition, edited … Continue reading

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Like a stone out of the mud

Grace: yet I am sure in my mind of one thing: that before I was brought low, I was like some great stone lying deep in mud, until “He who is power” came and “in his mercy” lifted me up. … Continue reading

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A Strange Effect of Sin

“This evil is planted in all human hearts by nature: if God were willing to sell his grace, we would accept it more quickly and gladly than when he offers it for nothing.” – Martin Luther

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The Freedom of Sons is Best Enjoyed among Brothers

As I have worked my way through Galatians for our Sunday morning expositions, there have been some thrilling moments in the quiet of private study as the truth of God’s grace in Christ has dazzled my soul. But as rich … Continue reading

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Believing Justification When We Don’t Feel Justified

There is often a gap between how we feel about our standing with God, and what God has told us in the Gospel.¬†He has declared us to be righteous, he has declared us to be his beloved children, he has … Continue reading

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Sons of Liberty: For Freedom Christ has Set us Free!

For God’s children, the result of receiving grace is freedom, a life of joyful liberty springing from the assurance that God’s condemnation toward us has forever been put away by Christ. Paul tells us that our status has changed from … Continue reading

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