Category Archives: sanctification

Why I’m Growing Proud…and I’m OK With It

About a month ago, both of my youngest children received similar recognition from their school. My wife and I were informed by letters that came to us. Like any parent, when the letter arrives “To the parents of…” and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: God Redeeming His Bride

God Redeeming His Bride A Handbook for Church Discipline Robert K Cheong Christian Focus; 309 pages (including appendices) To say that Cheong has written one of the greatest modern books regarding church discipline can be simultaneously overwhelming and underwhelming. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finally Free

Finally Free Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace Heath Lambert Zondervan; 174 pages The best book you’re going to read on overcoming porn. Really, the review could be over. That’s all you need to know. But it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dangerous Calling

Dangerous Calling Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry Paul David Tripp Crossway; 224 pages Review 10/10 I’ve appreciated and benefited from Paul David Tripp’s ministry previously. Our church has shown his video series, “Getting to the Heart of Parenting” … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Suffer On

We live in a dispensation of grace, not fairness. For your sake and mine, we should be thankful that we do not get what we deserve, but that God is gracious to us. God is a God of justice, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Surrender Submission

When I first began blogging, I would blog about anything I thought of. Every time an issue seemed to hit “mainstream” with evangelicalism, I thought I’d throw in my voice. But you very quickly learn somethings: There are others who … Continue reading

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Why We’re Doing a Marriage Series

Starting April 15, our church will be taking a 7-week look at marriage. The series is basically rooted in Genesis 1-3 and is looking at God’s original design and intention for marriage . Before we enter into the series, I … Continue reading

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Worse than the Worst (Sinner)

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.–1 Timothy 1:15 Really? Did Paul mean that? More than Nero? More than Hymenaeus and Alexander? … Continue reading

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Praying for CJ Mahaney

I’ve loved CJ Mahaney ever since I heard him at the first T4G. I really had not heard much about him before then. However, I was not surprised when he wrote a book called Humility and have purchased three cases … Continue reading

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HP5: Friar Fire

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