Tag Archives: good works

Better Things

They were tares. Just weeds. They looked like the same good seed when they were planted with the wheat, but they weren’t wheat. Mixed in, at first, without anyone noticing any difference. But as time passed, and things grew, the … Continue reading

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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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The Stench of Faith

Lazarus was the one who had died. But initially at least, Jesus was focused on making Martha more alive. While the Master would get around to dealing with the brother’s cold body, He focused at first on continuing to fan … Continue reading

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Justified By Works

Context is everything. And that there are two sides to the salvation coin needs to be grappled with. Such is the paradox created by one three-word phrase in what Luther referred to as “a right strawy epistle.” By “strawy” Luther … Continue reading

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Grace Training

Been away for the past few days with some of my girls. Hard to get to my computer, but have been enjoying working my way through Titus. And, if I’m picking up what Paul has been laying down for Titus, … Continue reading

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