Category Archives: Application of Redemption

Can Obedience Boys Covet?

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They might if they see this: “Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake.” – Jonathan Edwards These are the inspired words that begin… Read More→

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If I Don’t Open the Car Door for My Wife . . .

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Do I risk dissolving the marriage? This was a question I considered after reading an interview with our favorite neo-anti-antinomian, Mark Jones about his book on antinomianism. He uses this example to make his point about personal holiness improvement: I need to be told to love my wife more. I remember being in South Africa… Read More→

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Sanctification Jihad?

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In light of recent events, Tim Challies might want to choose a different set of metaphors: “How?” people ask. “How do we make this happen in our churches? I’ve always believed that prayerful, word-driven ‘vine work’ was the essence of ministry, and you’ve reminded me of that. But how do we get our people fired… Read More→

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Talk about High Expectations

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Forget about WWJD. Be Jesus. In other words, there is more, much more to being a disciple of Jesus Christ than simply trying to imitate him. How dull is that? Instead we’re talking about becoming Jesus Christ alive in the world today. He wants to do more, much more than we can ask or imagine,… Read More→

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I Wonder if This Applies to All Sins

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Including racism: Although we are in a daily fight against sin, the war has already been won. Christ is victorious. He has freed us from the penalty of sin (justification) and the power of sin (sanctification), and one day He will free us from the presence of sin (glorification). But while we remain on this… Read More→

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The “Good” News of Obedient Faith

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Msgr. Charles Pope (how’s that for a name?) explains: 3. The Gospel is not merely noetic (informative); it is dynamic (transformative). God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Thus when God says “Be holy,” His words contain the actual power to effect what they announce, provided we receive them in faith. 4.… Read More→

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Turns Out W-w Isn’t Sufficient

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Matt Chandler implicitly challenges the powerful work of taking every thought captive: The challenge with white privilege is that most white people cannot see it. We assume that the experiences and opportunities afforded to us are the same afforded to others. Sadly, this simply isn’t true. Privileged people can fall into the trap of universalizing… Read More→

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What Would Jesus Do?

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Don’t bake those remains. Bury them. . . . my postmortem body continues to embody memories of who I am. Let’s say that death has come calling for me. What will my wife and children, my parents and sister, see when they see me? They’ll see the man whom they still love. They will not… Read More→

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