“How Can I Be Sure I am Saved.” Some time ago, a member of the church wrote to tell me that they were confused on the issues of works and salvation. The following is a copy of an e-mail correspondence that resulted. I wrote the e-mail to help clarify the issues of works versus grace … More How Can I Be Sure I am Saved?
Prayer “Thank you Lord for not giving me the judgment I deserve but for giving me instead the grace, Your grace, that I so desperately need. Thank You for mercy. Thank You for redemption. Thank You for the wonder of a love I don’t deserve but I so passionately appreciate. Change me Lord and make … More Give Me Grace Over Karma Every Day
Some saints struggle more than others. I don’t know why. But it happens. Right now, I’m not going to analyze the whys. I just want to make the observation and point out an error that sometimes results from the observable fact that some saints struggle to progress in the Christian life at the same pace … More Struggles and Sins
Christ alone is our righteousness.
Tuesday is for Preaching It is amazing how much you learn and relearn when reading great books. I have 10,000 volumes in my library. over 4,000 on shelves and the remaining ones in one digital form or another. Some are reference works that you don’t necessarily read but use to study other books. Others are … More How Costly Grace is Cheapened
Saturday Musings Jesus is the pearl of great price. The gospel of Christ is the treasure in the field. May we never recover from the wonder and the demands of grace. “Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly … More The Cost of Grace
Friday is for Heart Songs We’re human. We’re American. We’re educated. We’re healthy (mostly). And all those blessings are opportunities for gratefulness. They are opportunities to acknowledge our contingency, our dependence on things outside of our control, and for which we have no merit. We are simply the recipients of the unmerited favor of God’s … More There is No Third Option: Either Prayer Fuels the Work or the Flesh Will
Thursday is for Repentance Every Christian has a cancer of the soul. In our better moments we know it. In our lesser moments, we forget. And the world around us suffers the consequences. We came to Christ because we recognized our need for a Savior. We knew ourselves and know ourselves to be sinners, desperately … More Every Christian Has a Cancer of the Soul
Weekend Links Ken Howard over at Practicing Paradoxy made an interesting comment in an article titled “Adapt or Die.” What caught my attention in the paragraph below is the one that I have bolded and the second that I have underlined. As congregational leaders, we must confront the fact that our churches are dying. While we may wish … More Stanley Hauerwas and Al Mohler; Homeschooling; Ken Howard; Phil Johnson; John MacArthur and much more.
Kingdom Life, Church Hopping and Grace Years ago I heard a short radio spot on John 13:35: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another”, the point being that authentic relationships among believers are the greatest evangelistic tool of all. I would also add, they are the greatest … More Kingdom Life, Church Hopping and Grace (Guest Post by Pam Bush)