To get at the nature of that faith, it is helpful to ponder why faith alone justifies. Why not love, or some other virtuous disposition?
I come with singing and everlasting joy within my heart. I obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing goes away.
Thanksgiving Day is the excellent time to remind each another of the many reasons there are so much to be grateful.
Understanding the doctrine of pneumatology is crucial as it is often perhaps one of the most misunderstood doctrines of all the systematics across all denominational lines.
America is in a huge theological confusion which leads to confusion in thinking as well.
There must be a genuine sense of grief and sorrow over the sin that was committed.
Does God really listen to my prayers? Does he really hear me when I cry out to him?
Can spiritual disciplines turn Christians into simply doing a checklist of rules? Or are these tasks weighing down Christians with unnecessary guilt?
Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote (ibid., p. 219), “Indeed, our chief defect as Christians is that we fail to realize Christ’s love to us.” He adds (p. 223), “How important it is that we should meditate upon this love and contemplate it! It is because we fail to do so that we tend to think at times that He has forgotten us, or that He has left us.”
Someone approached me and asked me recently, “What is your favorite Bible verse?” I often find myself troubled as I find it extremely difficult at times to focus in on one single verse, as there are specific times in my life where certain passage of scripture that ministers to my soul, so I would like to answer this question carefully …
New Years Resolution comes in many forms. People wanting to get rid of bad habits, or develop a good habit. Why not begin by what matters most with our faith in the Lord? Let’s start there! One of the benefits of thinking about “developing good habits” is to remember the practices of the ancient church. What the Reformation took away from …
How can we grow as a church? How do you start a new group in a church? I believe this is one of the fundamental question raised by all churches, as within the question in itself, there is a sense urgency that they recognize something is not working. They know and sense that fulfilling the Great Commission is a task that …