Posts tagged with thinking

On being godly

One quick thought on becoming a godly man...Read More

Reminder of the basics

One of my jobs as Pastor is to be a reminder-er. That is, to remind people of what Christ has done, of whom Christ is, of who they are, and of what they ought to be....Read More

Deo Volente

Lord Willing...Read More

All of me for all of Him

We can both find great joy in God and be severely troubled. How? Read on....Read More

Clearing Up Some Common Misperceptions of "Particular Redemption"

In any discussion of particular redemption it is of first importance that we define what is at issue. This is because many persons misperceive what Reformed persons actually affirm in the doctrine....Read More

How am I made strong in my weekness

Many people throughout the Bible have found God to be their strength in the midst of trials. How did they do this?...Read More

Is it sin or the consequences that I hate

Is it merely the problems that result from my sin that trouble me? Or is it the actual sin itself that grieves me because it grieves God?...Read More

For Whom Did Christ Die? Part 5

Here is the final post in this series. I go over four different passages that are intended to teach a universal atonement....Read More

For Whom Did Christ Die? Part 4

The verse that I am looking at today is, upon first reading, the most difficult one on the list of passages that I am seeking to explain. You will see why as you read the verse, 2 Peter 2:1....Read More

For Whom Did Christ Die? Part 3

I am continuing my study of a list of verses that presume a universal atonement....Read More

For Whom Did Christ Die? Part 2

In the second part of this series I am looking at three texts and their relation to the atonement: Isaiah 53:6, Hebrews 2:9, and John 3:16....Read More

The great exchange

How does the humiliation of Jesus at the Crucifixion by His being stripped of His garments relate to me and you today?...Read More

Union With Christ

All saving benefits of the gospel, including justification, sanctification, or adoption, are given to believers only in terms of faith-union with the crucified and resurrected Christ of Scripture....Read More

Measuring Success

My good friend Pastor Ron Porch of Grace Reformation Church in Woodland Ca passed this article along to me a while back. I think it is both helpful and encouraging....Read More

GRACE

The difference between Christianity and all of the other religions out there can be summed up in one five-letter word: GRACE!...Read More

How big is your God?

The God we often conceive of as we think about Him is less than Biblical. What we need is a encouragement to think bigger thought about God....Read More

Thoughts on 5 years as Sovereign Joy

We have been a church for 5 years now. Here are a few thoughts....Read More

8 Profitable Ways to Read the Bible

Good Bible reading advice from J.C.Ryle....Read More

Why doctrine matters. Part 3

Salvation only comes from God. We cannot save ourselves. This is the testimony of all of Scripture....Read More

Some end of summer reading

Recent years have witnessed large numbers of people traveling the same path I traveled over ten years ago. In the interest of saving them time, money, and bad authors, I offer here a suggested reading list for those who are new to the Reformed faith and who wish to know where to begin in their studies....Read More

What is a Reformed Baptist Church?

The five points of Reformed Baptist Churches: A brief out-line of our distinctive convictions.This should help to define who it is we are and exactly what it is we believe....Read More

Gay is not the new black.

Voddie Baucham explains why being gay is not the same as being ethnically a minority...Read More

Why doctrine matters. Part 2

Doctrine matters because it challenges our presuppositions in light of Scripture. For our thoughts and lives to be godly we need to study God's Word and be as precise as possible in our thinking about Him....Read More