Humans are beings of dignity (made in the image of the good Creator) and beings of depravity (fallen from that image). This explains a lot about the world and our daily struggles. Continue reading
Posted in Human depravity, Human dignity, Humanism, John R. W. Stott, John Stott, Salvation, Sin, Truth, Wisdom
Tagged Depravity, Dignity, Fall of humanity, Humanism, Why am I so divided?
“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces” (Matthew 7:6). These are strong and difficult words … Continue reading
Posted in Antagonists, D. A. Carson, Difficult people, Discernment, Disciple-making, Discrimination, Evangelism, John R. W. Stott, John Stott
Tagged Antagonistic people, divisive people, trouble makers
The zeal of the people of God should be that without exception (every knee and every tongue) should acknowledge the supreme honor given to Jesus. Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, Christology, Church, Church growth, Church Leadership, Church membership, Confession, Deity of Jesus, Gospel-centered, Jesus Christ, John R. W. Stott, John Stott, Local Church, Missions, Pastors, Philippians 2, True Christianity?, Truth, Witness, Worship
Tagged Deity of Jesus, Philippians 2:9-11, Witness, Worship
The essence of God’s action in wrath is to give men what they choose, in all its implications: nothing more, and equally nothing less. Continue reading
Posted in Christian worldview, Christianity, Evil in the world, Glorify God, God's Patience, God's control, God's Heart, God's Love, God's power, God's Will, Gospel, Grace, J. I. Packer, Jesus Christ, John R. W. Stott, John Stott, Origin of Sin, Problem of evil, Reformed Theology, Salvation, Seeking God, Sin, Sovereignty, Study of God, Suffering, Theodicy, Theology, Walking with God
Forgiveness without repentance? “If we can restore to full and intimate fellowship with ourselves a sinning and unrepentant brother, we reveal not the depth of our love, but its shallowness, for we are doing what is not for his highest … Continue reading
Few teachers have influenced me more than the late John R. W. Stott. I wrote about this here upon his passing from earth to heaven at the age of 90. Listen as Dr. Timothy Keller offered a message for … Continue reading
What exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke these words?
Was he advocating a mind your own business policy?
Was he forbidding all judgments about the actions of others? Continue reading
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