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Realism & Retroactive Identity in Christ

By Ken Hamrick John Murray’s treatment of sanctification, particularly his essay, “The Agency in Definitive Sanctification,” makes some surprising inroads toward grasping the believer’s retroactive, realistic identification with Christ.[1] He does not go as far as to acknowledge that the … Continue reading

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Facing Discouragement? We Need Protection in God’s Encouragement | Ronnie Floyd

Discouragement is one of the enemy’s most effective tools against the people of God. How many small group leaders begin with great dreams of seeing spiritual growth in their group members only to become discouraged and quit? How many pastors … Continue reading

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Why Personal Devotions Aren’t Enough | Christianity Today

The Bible was made to be read in church first. Wesley Hill / December 12, 2014 Each day began the same way: I would get out of bed, take a shower, and sit down at my desk. I’d place my … Continue reading

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When God Doesn’t Zap Away Our Sin | Challies Dot Com

God promises grace to battle sin and to overcome sin. We believe that God gives that kind of grace to his people. This is not something we deserve; it is not something he owes us, but he gives it anyway. … Continue reading

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The Gospel in a Good Marriage | The Gospel Centered Woman

We almost killed each other coming out of the gate, but the relentless, self-crushing grace of God chased us down, and now we’re rounding the corner to our 30th wedding anniversary. Snorting our way neck-and-neck down the backstretch, we blindly … Continue reading

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“Jesus, Continued” Releases Today! | J.D. GREEAR

Jesus, Continued…: Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better than Jesus Beside You is officially available to order starting today! Most books about the Holy Spirit focus on describing who the Holy Spirit is. This book is not so much … Continue reading

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The Danger of Overconfidence, Part 2 | Grace to You

by John MacArthur A gun-toting, beer-drinking, foul-mouthed “pastor” recently made headlines when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. In an emotional apology to the church, he confessed he had been abusing alcohol for years. While the extent of his … Continue reading

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The Danger of Overconfidence, Part 1 | Grace to You

by John MacArthur Overconfidence is a sure way to fall into temptation and sin. To assume you’re beyond the world’s grasp, immune to its enticements, and free to do whatever you like is often the first step toward the harsh … Continue reading

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Christ in You, the Hope of Glory

This is a repost of an old article, but with a more appropriate title. I think it’s worth posting again… The Church long ago embraced the idea that what happens within substantial reality is not necessary to how God views … Continue reading

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This World Will Leave You Empty

Yesterday I wrote an article that spoke of living as an exile in this world. So, I thought I’d follow that up with a related thought that God has been impressing upon me more and more as time passes. It … Continue reading

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