I Am His (Bridges)

This is a good little book on what it means for the Christian to find his or her identity in Christ: Who Am I? by Jerry Bridges. The following section from chapter six reminds me of the Heidelberg Catechism's first Q/A: We speak we speak often of the Lordship of Christ over our lives. Indeed,… Continue reading I Am His (Bridges)

Take My Life and Let It Be (Or: Kept for the Master’s Use)

 Most of us know the hymn "Take My Life and Let It Be" by Frances Havergal. It's a prayer that the Lord would use every part of our life for his glory and the good of other people. Speaking of Havergal, at one point when B.B. Warfield was critiquing the "Victorious Life" movement of the… Continue reading Take My Life and Let It Be (Or: Kept for the Master’s Use)

Slave of Christ

The NT teaching that Christians are “slaves” of Christ is a metaphor full of meaning.  Jesus owns us because he’s purchased us with his blood.  He’s our Lord and Master because he owns us.  We have a duty to trust him and obey him because we are not our own.  In body and soul, God’s… Continue reading Slave of Christ