He Loves Me, You Love Me Not

He Loves Me, You Love Me Not

Lauren R.E. Larkin Lauren R.E. Larkin
Thursday December 10, 2015

sanctification

I am justified by faith apart from works. How does the event of justification shine light here, in these dark places of approval and disapproval? How does the real, actual event of being justified have any word of comfort to speak to me here, in my relationships, in how I view myself and am viewed by others?

A World of Love

A World of Love

Chad West Chad West
Thursday September 17, 2015

holy spirit sanctification theology

There are two types of righteousness in the Christian faith. Martin Luther labeled these two as passive and active. Passive is the righteousness that we receive from God. We do nothing to receive it. Active righteousness is our good works, overflowing from a thankful heart, a new heart created in us by God through a new will empowered by God’s Holy Spirit.

My Big Fat Sloppy Sanctification, by Mike Adams

My Big Fat Sloppy Sanctification, by Mike Adams

Guest Bloggers Guest Bloggers
Thursday September 10, 2015

sanctification

Life is messy. Sloppy, really. We like to pretend it isn’t, but it is. We prefer hiding behind whatever mask we’re wearing in the moment that we think hides our messiness and undone-ness from others. But it doesn’t. Not really. Nowhere is this more true than inside the church.

Why the Burden is Lighter Than You Think

Why the Burden is Lighter Than You Think

Chad West Chad West
Thursday March 26, 2015

doctrines of grace sanctification

I was at a get-together the other night and someone asked if anyone else had the experience of feeling guilty and not being able to tell if it was true guilt or if it came from the years of the superficial guilt over everything we were indoctrinated with by the weak religion of our youths. It was one of those moments where my chest tightened with excitement and my eyes widened. It’s a struggle I’ve had for years.

Beware of New Year’s Resolutions

Beware of New Year’s Resolutions

Erik Guzman Erik Guzman
Tuesday December 30, 2014

jesus sanctification

It’s actually kinda funny. When we walk with God, aware of his presence, unconditional love and guidance, we’re already where we’re going. When we lose ourselves in him, we’re already Home. May you enjoy the walk. Happy New Year!

Jessica Thompson - Sanctify Them in the Truth

Jessica Thompson - Sanctify Them in the Truth

Jessica Thompson Jessica Thompson
Friday June 6, 2014

sanctification

“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” How sanctification occurs is a source of great disagreement among believers. This verse speaks directly to the heart of it. It comes in the middle of Jesus’ “High Priestly Prayer” of John 17. Jesus is praying to His Father immediately before going to the Garden and then to the cross. In this beautiful prayer, we have the answer to our disagreement.