Category: Sanctification

“Ye See How Large A Letter I Have Written Unto You”

2Co 13:1  This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.  2Co 13:2  I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and ...

“The Love Of Christ” And The “Love Of God” Romans 8:35-39

Question: What Is The Difference Between “The Love Of Christ” In Romans Chapter 8:35, And “The Love Of God” In Verse 39, Is This Referring To Their “Love” For Us, Or Our “Love” For Them? Rom 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or ...

D.E.A.D!

The major focus in so much of what is called Christianity today (The magazine is indeed a correct representative of Christianity Today) is focused on me, myself, and I, rather than on Christ Jesus.  One of the most popular teachers / authors is Joel Osteen, whose bestselling book, “Your Best Life Now” continues to be ...

A Higher Law

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! I am pleased to post a video rendition of an article, by the same title, I wrote for Supply of Grace a while ago. The major theme is taken from Romans 8:2 concerning the “Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus”. It is a ...

What Is The “Gift” That Paul Exhorts Unto Timothy To “Stir Up?” Part 1

2Ti 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2Ti 1:2  To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 2Ti 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve from my ...

An Endless Supply of Grace

Grace is an incredible thing. It is freely given by the Lord, and should be freely received, and utilized, by the Believer. It is the source of our strength; the very energy of our lives. I know that right now you are thinking of a wonderful old hymn. The “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” is something ...

Godly Wisdom And Judgement: ‘Choosing Our Battles’

2Ti 2:1  Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  2Ti 2:2  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.  2Ti 2:3  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier ...

The Godly Design Of His Word

Rom 1:10  Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. Rom 1:11  For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; Rom 1:12  That is, that I may ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 3

1Co 1:25  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1Co 1:26  For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 1Co 1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 2

Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 1Co 2:4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 1

Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to ...

You’re Free

Here’s the text to the message I gave last Saturday at the wonderful Florida Regional Grace Conference. If you’re not interesting in reading this rather long(ish) article, you’re welcome to watch the message here. Plus, you can watch all the messages, including 3 by Pastor Richard Jordan, here. We also had Pastor Jordan with us ...

Doug Dodd on Stopping Sin

Below is my all-time favorite article by Pastor Doug Dodd, who graduated to be with the Lord a few years ago. This beautiful piece of writing helped me to realize that, yes, Joel, Paul is telling you in Romans 6 that you’ve literally been freed from the power and bondage of sin. PTL! Some of ...

“For We Know Not What To Pray For As We Ought”

Rom 8:24  For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? Rom 8:25  But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Rom 8:26  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we ...

Do We Have New Hearts?

I for a long time had questions about our hearts because E.W. Bullinger once repeatedly wrote about “a new heart” in his “Two Natures of the Child of God” booklet. Do we have new hearts? On the one hand, Bullinger would highlight in that booklet the fact that unregenerate man has a “natural heart,” which ...

Do You Feel Awe?

We had a podcast not too long ago in which awe was the theme, because there was an article that had been published in the Washington Post that asked the question, Do you Feel Awe? I loved this topic so much I did a sermon about this last Sunday. Below are some of the notes. ...

Paul’s Ensample To Suffering For Christ’s Sake Part 2

2Co 12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.2Co 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure ...

PUT IT OFF!

During a recent visit to a Civil War Museum, in South Carolina, some of my family and I  saw many interesting items on display from that tragic era in American history.  The museum guide shared so many intriguing bits of information with us that related to the customs and culture that prevailed during that time. ...

Did Paul Write The Romans Epistle Or Was It Tertius?

Rom 16:19  For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. Rom 16:20  And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ ...

Marriage And Godliness As One Flesh Part 2

Col 3:12  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Col 3:13  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Col 3:14  And above all these things put on charity, which ...