Tag Archive: grace

Feb 26

Nick Batzig – Keeping Short Accounts

My family moved to St. Simons Island, GA in 1989. I was 12 years old. One of the first things that I distinctly remember about that beautiful, little secluded Island was the fact that we could walk into a store, write our name on a ledger and walk out with just about whatever we wanted …

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Feb 09

Steven Lawson – Grace-Fueled Obedience Is Absolutely Necessary for Christlikeness

Can you imagine a Christian couple actually praying about living together before marriage? Can you fathom a young woman who professes Christ even bothering to pray about whether she should marry an unbeliever? Can you grasp a Christian businessman having to pray about whether he should tell the truth in a transaction? When the Word …

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Dec 10

Jeff Robinson – Some Reasons Personal Holiness has been Neglected in American Churches

“Good works, performed in obedience to God’s commandments, are these: the fruits and evidences of a true and living faith. By these believers express and show their thankfulness, strengthen their assurance, edify their brethren, adorn the profession of the Gospel, stop the mouths of adversaries, and glorify God, whose workmanship they are, created in Christ …

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Dec 04

Charles Spurgeon – Grace Abounding Over Abounding Sin

“Moreover the Law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Romans 5:20 The first sentence will serve as a preface. The second sentence will be the actual text. “Moreover the Law entered, that the offense might abound.” Man was a sinner before the Law of Ten Commandments …

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Nov 21

Bryan Chapell – Can Grace and Law Coexist?

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Sep 29

John MacArthur – Grace vs. Holiness

One of the great dangers facing the church in these postmodern days is that professing believers will substitute the God of the Bible for a lesser deity of their own design—one that reflects their values, their morality, and their priorities. It’s a subtle shift, as men and women who claim to know and love God …

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Sep 27

J. C. Ryle – The Expulsive Power of Grace

The woman left her water jar beside the well and went back to the village and told everyone, “Come and meet a man who told me everything I ever did! Can this be the Messiah?” John 4:28-29 She had left her home for the express purpose of drawing water. She had carried a large vessel …

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Jul 23

J. C. Ryle – 6 Marks of the Believers’ Growth in Grace

Let me take it for granted that we do not question the reality of growth in grace, and its vast importance. So far so good. But you now want to know how anyone may find out whether he is growing in grace or not? I answer that question, in the first place, by observing that …

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Jul 12

Archibald Alexander – Practical Directions How to Grow in Grace and Make Progress in Piety

When there is no growth, there is no life. We have taken it for granted that among the regenerate, at the moment of their conversion, there is a difference in the vigor of the principle of spiritual life, analogous to what we observe in the natural world; and no doubt the analogy holds as it …

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Jun 29

Sinclair Ferguson – Oh How I Love Your Law!

At a PGA Tour tournament in October 2015, Ben Crane disqualified himself after completing his second round. He did so at considerable financial cost. No matter — Crane believed the personal cost of not doing it would be greater (encouraged by a devotional article he had read that morning by Davis Love III, the distinguished …

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