Good Deeds, Bad Deeds, and God’s Grace (Bunyan)

John Bunyan made a great point about saving grace in the following excerpt from "Saved by Grace." I was going to summarize it here, but I'll just let you read it and think about it on your own. The English is a little dated, but it's a great truth! Here's Bunyan: Are men saved by… Continue reading Good Deeds, Bad Deeds, and God’s Grace (Bunyan)

To Christians Who Are Suffering

(This is a re-post from April, 2017. I wrote it when my family was going through a dark and heavy trial - a trial which God mercifully brought us through. I pray it is helpful to my Christian brothers/sisters out there who are currently going through a dark trial.) Some Christians suffer more than others. … Continue reading To Christians Who Are Suffering

In Christ You Are… (Kuyper)

There's a most wonderful phrase in Romans 3:24: ...and are justified freely by his grace.... Obviously this phrase about grace is part of Paul's larger discussion in Romans about justification by faith alone in Christ alone. It's a beautiful reality for the Christian! I appreciate Abraham Kuyper's devotional paragraph on this thought combined with Revelation… Continue reading In Christ You Are… (Kuyper)

Wholly Defiled (Van Dixhoorn)

In quite a few places the Bible talks about the sinfulness of mankind. Scripture does not gloss over evil or minimize sin. It describes it and explains it it most clear terms. Not only is the human heart deceitful above all things, it is also dead in sin apart from God's renewing grace (Jer. 17:9;… Continue reading Wholly Defiled (Van Dixhoorn)

Accepted Freely by God (Boston)

In a sermon on 2 Corinthians 8:12, Thomas Boston (d. 1732) explained in detail what it means to be accepted before God. He used other Scripture to show that a sinner is accepted by God freely, apart from works, by grace - through faith in Christ and his perfect work. Here's one section of this… Continue reading Accepted Freely by God (Boston)