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The Gospel Doesn’t Begin With Our Needs, but With God’s Glory!

The Gospel Doesn’t Begin With Our Needs, but With God’s Glory!

How does a holy God come to sinful people without violating His holiness and justice? And the answer is the cross— (cp, Hebrews 2:9-18)

WHY BEING A COMMITTED MEMBER OF A LOCAL CHURCH IS SO VITALLY IMPORTANT TO ONE’S SPIRITUAL LIFE IN JESUS!

WHY BEING A COMMITTED MEMBER OF A LOCAL CHURCH IS SO VITALLY IMPORTANT TO ONE’S SPIRITUAL LIFE IN JESUS!

Is attending faithfully a local gospel-centered church on Sunday for worship an optional thing in our walk with Jesus? Yes it is! If you think not, read Hebrews 10:23-25,,, it just might change your mind!

SERVANTS NOT STARS (from the pastor’s study)

SERVANTS NOT STARS (from the pastor’s study)

Too many pastors today are tempted by the allurements and awards of fame and worldly success in making a name for themselves rather than just faithfully preach God’s Word and shepherd His people. Consider 1 Corinthians 4:1-2.

“The Christians Bill of Rights” (living godly in a pagan society)

“The Christians Bill of Rights” (living godly in a pagan society)

In Augustine’s brilliant tome, “The City of God”, he depicts members of two societies: The City of God and The City of Man. Both are bound by God’s sovereignty; both are under the authority of His Word, but the two cities posses very different realities.

The Sovereignty of God and Prayer by John Piper

The Sovereignty of God and Prayer by John Piper

“the Spirit of God intercedes for us according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27)

I am often asked, “If you believe God works all things according to the counsel of his will (Ephesians 1:11) and that His knowledge of all things past, present, and future is infallible, then what is the point of praying that anything happen?”

Usually this question is asked in relation to human decision: “If God has predestined some to be his sons and chosen them before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4) then what’s the point in praying for anyone’s conversion?”

The Glory of Christ in Imputation – Our Sin to Him, His Righteousness to Us!

The Glory of Christ in Imputation – Our Sin to Him, His Righteousness to Us!

For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

A Prayer of Contentment (from the Valley of Vision)

A Prayer of Contentment (from the Valley of Vision)

“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition” (The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment)