Author Archives: Pete

The Tenth Fruit of the Spirit?

It’s been a good week working through Titus as part of my morning readings. And in a letter that is so concerned with teaching, and defending, sound doctrine, what has been clear is that, in a sense, sound doctrine is … Continue reading

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Good News. Good Works.

Paul left Titus in Crete so that Titus “might put what remained into order” (Tit. 1:5a). Paul had proclaimed the gospel in town after town. And in every place where people believed, the lost sheep who were found came together … Continue reading

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Training Grace

Not unusual, in my circles, to talk of saving grace–the unmerited favor of God which leads men and women to repentance of sin, and deliverance from sin’s bondage, by faith in the atoning work of the Son of God through … Continue reading

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To Be or Not To Believe?

You can’t have one without the other. Professing to know God without living for God are mutually exclusive (Tit. 1:16). To really believe is to be mindful of how you actually behave. No sense claiming to embrace a systematic theology … Continue reading

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Right Love. Wrong Object.

When I read in the morning I always have my computer on and my online Bible program up on the screen. I can quickly do any cross-reference work that might be helpful to answer some question that comes to mind … Continue reading

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Wise for Salvation

It’s a formula. May not look like it at first glance, but it is. We might not like to think that formulas should have a part in the Christian life, but sometimes they do. And, as Paul get’s ready to … Continue reading

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It’s Not You, It’s Us

Hovering over Nehemiah 9 this morning. For over three weeks the people who built the wall have been listening to the Word. What began on the first day of the seventh month with standing before Ezra as he read from … Continue reading

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