Tag Archives: Practical Godliness

Spener’s Strategy for Spiritual Renewal

Philip Jakob Spener (1635-1705 ) was a German Lutheran who ministered during a time of great spiritual decline. Among the numerous problems of the day was the common identification of Christianity with bare agreement to a set of intellectual propositions: … Continue reading

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What is the Key to Healthy Christian Growth in Godliness?

What a great question! Here is a thought-provoking list of one-sentence answers from some godly leaders in the church. HT: Dane Ortlund and Tim Challies

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Talking Like a New Man

We continued our four-week series of specific pastoral issues yesterday morning by turning to the issue of our speech in Ephesians 4:29. “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouth, but only such as is good for building up, as … Continue reading

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Reading through Ryle’s Holiness

A number of people have recently recommended the book Holiness by J.C. Ryle to me. Holiness was written to correct a number of wrong-headed teachings about the nature of sanctification in his day, from the possibility of sinless perfection, to … Continue reading

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Bridges on Prayerful Private Bible Study

“This habit of living in the element of the Scriptures is invaluable. To be filled from this Divine treasury; to have large portions of the word daily passing through the mind; gives us a firmer grasp and a more suitable … Continue reading

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Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health

Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health by Donald S. Whitney, Navpress, 2001, 140 pp. After finding his writings so helpful in my own spiritual development, I decided a couple of months ago that it would be wise to purchase … Continue reading

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A Sermon Listener’s Guide

We have spent the past three Sunday nights at my church talking about the importance of preaching in the Christian life. Obviously, this is a topic that I think about constantly as a pastor, but I think it has been … Continue reading

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