Category Archives: Salvation

Humility is not an emotion

Misunderstanding humility is risky because this quality is essential to one’s relationship with God. Continue reading

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Total depravity?

Caution is warranted on articulating a doctrine of human depravity from the wrong starting point. Continue reading

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The difference between disowning Christ and being faithless

What is the difference between disowning Christ and being faithless? Continue reading

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Is being good enough?

Salvation is a gift. Faith is a gift. Grace is a gift. Jesus is a gift. It’s all God’s work from start to finish. Continue reading

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Discipline vs. Punishment

Jesus bore the punishment our sin (all of it) deserved. Should we then be uncomfortable with the thought that God punishes believers for specific sins? Continue reading

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Short, but great reminder!

A powerful reminder about the loss of focus on the gospel. Continue reading

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Don’t be like the older brother 

The mind can offer many reasons to justify resentment – reasons that sound righteous. Such ways of thinking, however, reveal a self-righteous heart. Continue reading

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How did the thief on the cross make it to heaven?

The thief on the cross will be in heaven? How? Continue reading

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Does God control everything?

Does God have a plan that will conquer what feels like the chaos of human history? If God has control over everything, is he not a cosmic puppeteer pulling our strings when he wants us to dance? Continue reading

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The truth is that every Jekyll has his Hyde, whom he cannot control and who threatens to take him over. But no human being is irredeemable.

Don’t miss the music at the end! Continue reading

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