“Second Blessing” Theology Second Guesses Calvary

​”And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” – Colossians 2:10 I cringed as I listened to a preacher on the radio this morning. He talked about how Christians could receive a “second” work of grace, be “filled” with the Spirit, and (finally) become “complete in Christ”. According…

Drug Rehab is Awesome…. But It Isn’t the Gospel!

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. – 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 ESV It is quite popular to…

Can Your God say That?

For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off. – Psalm 37:28 ESV   As I read this passage of Scripture, I couldn’t help but think about the way in which modern advertising promises the moon in all capital…

A Sovereign Grace Valentine

Beloved, think deeply on the finished work of Christ, God’s labor of undying love in the person and work of Christ Jesus on behalf of poor sinners like you and me! This is love. Love that shall not fail to do that which God has purposed to perform. Oh that God would teach our hearts anew the great lessons of love in the finished work of Christ’s accomplished redemption, a redemption conditioned solely on the perfect offering of our Lord Christ. May we be strengthened in faith and hope as we grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s perfect expression of divine love.

“Turn My Eyes from Worthless Things!”

For what do you depend on for righteousness? Do you trust in your ability to sin differently than your neighbor? Do you take special pride in your unblemished church attendance record? Perhaps you trust in some emotional experience you once had years ago. Here is the truth of it: all of these things are worthless, miserable physicians for the soul in need of true righteousness, true life.