Our God is not ashamed to be called the God of his people of trustful and daring faith, because his promises are ready to be given to us – at his appointed time.
The grace of God not only saves, it also transforms.
John Owen’s three books on sin in believers are deep and practical. They are well worth the effort of reading.
On the cross, Jesus substituted his people.
Our inheritance is ready and waiting for the day that is appointed. The question that matters is this: When that time comes, will you be ready and waiting?
Jesus’ set of people types in the ‘Beatitudes’ surprises us. The actions and attitudes he commends here are things that are either humiliating, costly or emotionally draining.
Although excessive brooding over one’s own sinfulness can be a sign of a melancholy temperament, it should be remembered that … in our day and age, we are not likely to overdo it.
Real Christianity is difficult, and in our society increasingly foreign. What compels people to begin and continue this path?
Sometimes (I confess) I have thought it would be nice if Christianity was more of a “civic” religion.
Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom of God announced that its arrival was imminent, and that we must drop everything in order to be ready and on board for it – that is, we must repent.