Tag Archives: Gospel and Law

Golf etiquette and the gospel

Golf etiquette is a strange thing to the uninitiated.  Rules abound.  Don’t stand on your opponent’s putting line, stand still and don’t talk when others are playing, those who have the honour tee-off first, repair plug marks, replace divots (except … Continue reading

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Matthew 23:1-4, the gospel in three sentences

How would you explain the gospel to a friend?  How many sentences, explanations, pictures or concepts would it take?  Jesus explains the gospel in three sentences, in Matthew 23, using two truths, the law and the gospel. Matthew 23:1-4 Then … Continue reading

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The Shack – what to make of it?

I wasn’t going to read The Shack, there’s lots of other books further up my reading list and I don’t get enough time to read them.  However, I said “if the book raises it’s head locally I’ll read it” and … Continue reading

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More benefits of faith union with Christ

I led a session on our lent course, The Cross Centered Life, on meditating on the the benefits of faith union with Christ.  One of the members of the course sent me this email, which was originally shaped like a … Continue reading

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Justification by faith alone without works

I recently posted Benjamin Keach’s seven ways in which people misunderstand justification and so live impoverished even gospel denying lives. Here, Keach sets out true justification, without works: Thus having given you several dangerous, and corrupt Notions of Men about … Continue reading

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Human religious instinct and racing pigeons

The gospel frees people from trying to earn God’s acceptance through religious observance but human beings are like racing pigeons. Kept in comfortable but cramped coups, racing pigeons are taken away from their confinement and released, given freedom. They are … Continue reading

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On recovering from Neonomianism

I vividly remember saying to my wife in bed one night, “you know, I don’t think you need to do good works to be saved.” Her response was “stop thinking and go to sleep, talk to me about it in … Continue reading

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