God’s Grace and Our Sin

I recently started a new Concentrating On the Majors Study—it is the foundational study that all new YBL groups use as an introduction to the Christian life. I have had the privilege of leading this study over 34 times in the last 16 years—and I can honestly say that...

Christians are to be Marked by Gentleness!

While this is probably not a theme we discuss much as believers—it is a virtue all Christians are called to exemplify. When I describe God, I often say that, like a coin–God has two sides (2 primary characteristics): He is Holy…and He is Love. When I think of...

How Does Sanctification Differ from Justification?

Over the last few weeks, there have been a number of posts in the Reformed blogosphere related to sanctification and good works. I won’t attempt to survey all the relevant posts, but the main ones include: John Piper’s Foreword to Tom Schreiner’s new book where Piper...

The Tolerance Jesus Will Not Tolerate

Christians cannot be tolerant of all things because God is not tolerant of all things. We can respect differing opinions and try to understand them, but we cannot give our unqualified, unconditional affirmation to every belief and behavior. Because God doesn’t. We...

Fidelity Faith

Psalm 34:17-19 “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”...