Tag Archives: sanctification

I not longer live…Galatians 2:20 Matt Chandler

“I am here to celebrate my own death.”  I no longer live but Christ lives in me.  Matt Chandler on Galatians 2:20:

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Jesus: Saviour and role model? Francis Chan

You really, really, really, really, really, really like Jesus but you don’t really want to become like him.  Why not?  Here’s Francis Chan on Christ’s humility and suffering and our being humble and sacrificial.

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Nothing will separate us from the love of Christ Jesus: Matt Chandler

What happens when you fall in love with Jesus and still have a little bitterness or lust in your heart?  This is the brilliant answer:

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Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – Chapter 1 insights

Our preaching group at Holy Trinity is reading Paul Tripp’s “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands” together, a chapter a week.  We are writing emails to each other about what we found helpful in each chapter.  Here’s my first email to … Continue reading

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Reaching the Unreached – Session 2 – Tim Chester

Here are my notes from last week’s Reaching the Unreached conference, probably the best Christian conference I’ve been on.   If you weren’t there, the videos will be posted on the RTU blog. As with all my conference notes, these are … Continue reading

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Grasping the threefold love of God

Reading John M. Frame’s Doctrine of God I came across the following extract from Francis Turretin’s, Institutes of Elenctic Theology, III.8,5 on God’s love. A threefold love of God is commonly held; or rather there are three degrees of one … Continue reading

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Jerry Bridges illustration of justification and sanctification.

The following illustration from Jerry Bridges’ book “The Discipline of Grace” really helpfully makes the distinction between justification and sanctification clear. During the long years of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, a Russian air … Continue reading

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When churches schism or grow

I blogged yesterday on acceptance and godliness in marriage and relationships. The principle of not mixing acceptance (justification) and behaviour (sanctification) in relating to God and each other applies to church as well as marriage. The result of mixing acceptance … Continue reading

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Unravelling acceptance and godliness

At the heart of Christian faith and practice there are two mutually exclusive truths. The first is that God accepts (justifies) sinners through faith in his crucified Son, Jesus Christ. The second is that these children of God should want … Continue reading

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Dr Sangster on taming the tongue

I’m an extrovert thinker, which can be a problem when my tongue is working ahead of my brain. I was on a diocesan training course last week and wonder why it is that when clergy get together, the problem of … Continue reading

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