Root & Fruit

Root & Fruit

Erik Guzman Erik Guzman
Wednesday March 12, 2014

doctrines of grace salvation sanctification

I recently started a garden. I’ve been growing tomatoes, peppers, green beans and squash. Well, I’ve been trying to grow those things. I thought I should probably have some idea how to produce my own food just in case the manure continues to hit the fan here in the good ol’ U. S. of A. If it does, the most important thing I’ve learned from gardening is that I’m going to starve. It’s not that I couldn’t grow anything, it’s just that I couldn’t grow much.

In Christ: My New Identity

In Christ: My New Identity

Thursday March 6, 2014

doctrines of grace jesus salvation

I love conversion stories. Remembering my own brings tears to my eyes and fills my heart with gladness. I rejoice when I hear about a man steeped in the drug culture who turns from his ways or a woman who grew up in a religious home and finally comes to understand that her salvation is through faith alone by grace alone. All stories of God’s redeeming love are amazing, but the one that always moves me deeply is the conversion of Paul.

Our Father

Our Father

Erik Guzman Erik Guzman
Sunday January 1, 2012

salvation theology

I sat alone in the dark hospital room, waiting for the nurse. It had been a long day filled with intense emotion, but time was about to stop. The door slowly opened and a silhouette filled the bright doorway. I quickly stood up and the nurse smiled. Then she whispered, “Hello, daddy.”


My daughter was born less than an hour earlier and my wife was recovering from a C-section down the hall. I took a deep breath and reached out my arms to hold my firstborn child for the first time. She was so small, so light and delicate. I tenderly cradled pure beauty wrapped in soft blankets and welcomed her into the world.