Sanctification and Faith – In Response to Tullian Tchividjian (Link)

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Tullian Tchividjian talks about the dangers of accountability groups here: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tullian/2012/09/24/a-barrier-to-honesty/ I have posted a response in the comments but wanted to copy it here in case it doesn’t make the cut!Here goes: It seems that the whole debate about sanctification focuses on the question of how much effort a Christian should put into their own sanctification and where that effort … Read More

The Crown of Creation

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It says in The Bible: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” (Psalm 19) When we examine the world, the beauty, order and intricacy of nature floods our senses. … Read More

This Week’s New Sermons

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Two New Sermons uploaded today here: http://www.turnershillfreechurch.org.uk/media/ The first on the Lord’s Supper The second on Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Religious Affections

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I find Jonathan Edwards’ assertion unanswerable that religious affections are a necessity in Christian faith since we are commanded to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind soul and strength. What does that mean in practice? According to scripture, creation itself declares to us that God deserves our total worship.  God’s word clarifies, commends and commands that … Read More

Deep Preaching

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“A light, trivial, man-centered sermon is a mix of God’s Word and man’s hubris. But isn’t there as much hubris in preaching that is academic boredom as there is in preaching that is folksy banter? Let’s be honest. We can’t excuse boring sermons because we parsed our verbs correctly any more than we can excuse light fluffy sermons because we … Read More

The Fear of God

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My fear of Thee, O Lord, exults Like life within my veins, A fear which tightly claims to be One of love’s sacred pains. There is no joy the soul can meet Upon life’s various road Like the sweet fear that sits and shrinks Under the eye of God. Oh, Thou art greatly to be feared, Thou art so prompt … Read More

Healthy Pursuit of Holiness

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Kevin DeYoung states: “Our union with Christ is fixed and secure. We cannot be more or less in union with him. We have been joined to Christ by the Holy Spirit through faith. But our communion with him allows for variance and degrees. Just as you can’t be more or less married, but can have a sweeter or sourer marriage, … Read More