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Fruit in New Believers

Mark Altrogge wrote this good piece on what we should expect from new believers. Sometimes new believers change immediately; but all to often they struggle with remaining sin and battle their way to where most people expect them to be over night. Altrogge reminds us of the messianic prophecy...

A Gospel-Centered Approach to Growth in Grace, Part 2

I appreciate Bob Kellemen’s approach to the gospel imperatives/indicatives discussion. His definition is good because it affirms that Sanctification is motivated and empowered by grace, but that it also produces results and we participate in the process. It avoids the error of making our law-keeping the cause of our...

Trusting in Morality

I think this post is very well written. Many times, we tend to over-celebrate our righteousness and end up despising and reviling those who are not as righteous as we are.  Yes, we must strive for holiness. But we also must recognize who our righteousness comes from and lift Him up –...

Why God Doesn’t Remove Our Sin

Now these are the nations that the Lord left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan. It was only in order that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, to teach war to those...