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James’ Favorite Psalm?

Read it on it’s own and it comes across as works salvation. Chew on it apart from the rest of the feast offered up by the whole counsel of God in His word, and you’d conclude that God extends divine … Continue reading

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By This We Know

I do wonder sometimes if over decades of a “seeker-friendly” approach to the gospel we have put too much stock in the profession of faith rather than in the possession of the evidences of faith. That when we ask for … Continue reading

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Not By Faith Alone

No wonder it evoked a reaction from Luther in the early days of his awakening to justification by faith. Even today, no matter how many times you read it, for the gospel-minded it can come across like the sound of … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Thing

Apparently, there is good and then there is good! There is commendable or suitable and then there is most excellent and surpassing. There is praiseworthy and then there is precious. There is useful and then there is magnificent. There is … Continue reading

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While Doing Good

A quick thought this morning from Peter’s concluding exhortation to those who were going through a season of suffering. Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. (1Peter 4:19 … Continue reading

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Good Lives Matter

As followers of Christ we all want to do the will of God. The hard part often is knowing what His will is. To be sure, there are clear commands to obey in Scripture, “thus saith the Lord” types of … Continue reading

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Adorning Sound Doctrine

Sometimes a morning reading will “pop” and I’m not exactly sure why. No obvious, apparent reason why those particular words should grab me. And so, I default to being pretty sure the Holy Spirit is wanting me to pick up … Continue reading

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Be Strong and Do It

Paul writes to the Ephesians that we are God’s workmanship, “created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10). If that’s true (spoiler alert: it is . . . ), … Continue reading

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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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