A “Perfected Forever” Sanctification

Do I believe that the Holy Spirit does a progressive work of making us holier more and more each day? No. We are complete in Christ. Do we believe the Holy Spirit testifies of Christ in the preaching of the Word to encourage God’s people to love the brethren and do acceptable works AS those who are sanctified? Absolutely.

Are You (Made) Willing?

Dead religion will not save you! Do you think that mere ritualistic actions are sufficient to propitiate the wrath of God concerning you? Isaiah wrote to the children of Israel first to judge their lives by God’s righteous standard. Then, as if to rescue them from the pit of total despair, Isaiah lovingly writes about a righteousness that is wrought by God alone, a righteousness that makes our scarlet sins white as snow. The question is this: are you willing? If so, it is the Lord of Hosts who has visited with you in the working of the Holy Spirit, regenerating you unto life so that you, by His power, can rest in the perfection of another, Jesus Christ, apart from the dead rituals and sin-cursed works of sinful hands. Truly, this is the work of God, ‘to believe on the One whom He has sent!’ Only he can MAKE us willing!

NO OTHER GOSPEL

Our day is filled with competing messages, all boldly declaring themselves to be “the good news” of Christ. But as Paul makes it abundantly clear, not all that parades itself around as the gospel is, in fact, the true and saving Gospel.

Did Your Christ Accomplish His Work?

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21 (ESV) This verse will be read and shared more over this Christmas weekend than at any other time of the year. But is anyone honestly considering the implications of this very…

Were you Comforted Today?

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. -Isaiah 40:1,2 (ESV) As I write these thoughts, it is Sunday evening. Did your pastor speak…