What Is a Christian?

April 15, 2011

“The love of Christ constrains us, since we have made this judgment, that one died for all; therefore all died. And he died for all in order that the ones who live might no longer live for themselves but for the one who died for them and was raised” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15). What does it […]

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When Sin Plays Dead

April 11, 2011

Have you ever watched an opossum escape from a predator? They use a defense mechanism distinct to only a few animals—playing dead. When faced with a threat, an opossum will often fall on the ground, close his eyes, extend his limbs, and lie very still. He appears lifeless—and harmless. But when the danger passes, he […]

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The Law & the Gospel

April 9, 2011

This post originally appeared on White Horse Inn. “The Gospel is the message, the salvation-bringing proclamation concerning Christ that he was sent by God the Father…to procure eternal life. The Law is contained in precepts, it threatens, it burdens, it promises no goodwill. The Gospel acts without threats, it does not drive one on by […]

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New Birth and Worship

April 7, 2011

Because sin is not merely doing bad things but an even deeper problem of building our identity on someone or something other than God alone, the solution to idolatry is not to change our behavior but to have a complete reorientation of our nature at the deepest level of our being, or what Jesus called […]

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Robbed Hell – C.A.S.T. Pearls Presents

April 4, 2011

Robbed Hell – C.A.S.T. Pearls Presents from Canon Wired on Vimeo. In case you haven’t seen what all the Rob Bell controversy is, the Resurgence has put together a brief timeline of theologians who’ve publicly cried foul over Rob’s book.

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Glorious Freedom

March 28, 2011

From Sinclair Ferguson You may have been a Christian for some time and yet not grasped your new status in Christ. You may still be intimidated by the domineering character of the tyrant who once ruled over you. Believers sometimes wrongly assume: “I have sinned; therefore, sin still has authority over me. I cannot possibly have […]

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I act the miracle

March 2, 2011

John Piper writes, When it comes to killing my sin I don’t wait for the miracle, I Act the Miracle. Acting a miracle is different from working a miracle. If Jesus tells a paralyzed man to get up, and he gets up, Jesus works a miracle. But if I am the paralyzed man and Jesus […]

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The “Free-Will” of Man

February 10, 2011

Apostle Paul establishes in Romans 3:9 that every human being both Jew and Gentile is under the reign of sin and prior to conversion he is enslaved to sin which results in death (Rom 3:9; Rom 6:6; Rom 6:16). The unbeliever presents himself “willingly” of his own “free will” as an obedient slave to his […]

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