Tag Archives: Sanctification

The eternal value of holiness

The pursuit of holiness can be discouraging sometimes: the fight against sin is hard, and our progress sometimes seems so small. This passage from John Owen deeply encouraged me this morning, reminding me that every effort toward sanctification will matter … Continue reading

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The cross produces obedience

When love to the Savior grows cold, we should repair to the cross, and fix our thoughts on the exhibition of love there presented. And when we feel our hearts melt, the recollection that the suffering Savior is God over … Continue reading

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Harmonizing with the life of Christ

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above…” (Colossians 3:1) As a piano string can take up a harmonic resonance with the string struck beside it, so when we are in union with Christ … Continue reading

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“Solidly appropriating the justifying work of Christ in our lives”

Worth reading slowly and repeatedly. Are we living in light of the truth that we are justified before God solely on the basis of Christ’s work? It’s being convinced of this that will help us relax, and then make real … Continue reading

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Let John Broadus preach the Gospel to you!

John Broadus (1827-1895) was a Southern Baptist pastor, theological educator, and denominational statesman. He was widely known as “the Prince of Expositors” for his unrivaled power and eloquence in the pulpit (and, I once had a banty rooster named “Broadus” … Continue reading

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Sanctification as Jigsaw Puzzle

“Ann Lamott says of her conversion to belief in God: ‘I felt changed, and a little crazy. But though I was still like a strained and slightly buckled jigsaw puzzle with some pieces missing, now there were at least a … Continue reading

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I want to simplify my life

“The fear of the Lord simplifies life.” Ed Welch,¬†When People are Big and God is Small¬†(Philippsburg, NJ: P&R, 1997), 228.

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