Galatians 5:19-21 Nov25

Galatians 5:19-21

As believers, we make progress in holiness as we, enabled by the Spirit of God, yield our minds and hearts more and more to the transforming influence of divine truth. Walking according to the flesh or walking according to the spirit becomes evident in one’s life.

1 Peter 2:13-17 (V) Nov24

1 Peter 2:13-17 (V)

Be subject to those who have authority, those earthly rulers God has appointed. Treat them with respect but put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our hope is not in earthly princes but in the Prince of Peace. Our hope is not in earthly kings but in the one who is King of kings and Lord of lords.

From Books at a Glance Nov24

From Books at a Glan...

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Krummacher: The Way to the Cross Nov23

Krummacher: The Way ...

We do not indeed always embrace the cross with equal warmth and fervor. Occasionally, we bear it with indifference, unwillingly, and even as a burden. This is the case either when the root of our life again sinks imperceptibly deeper into the soil of this world; or when the Lord causes our mountain to stand strong, and we take fresh occasion to please ourselves with our own doings.

Luther’s Discoveries Nov22

Luther’s Discoveries...

The false gospel for Luther mixed the Law and the Gospel. To preach righteousness and holiness is to “hate and condemn as evil and demonic the righteousness of Christ.” This means that sin isn’t just vice, ruled and promoted by the dark devil, but also seemingly virtuous morality, ruled and promoted by the white devil–the real devil transformed into an angel of light.

Of Wisdom Nov21

Of Wisdom

Godliness, holiness, sanctification is not best pursued or expressed in a monastery (isolation), away from the mess of others. A monastery is tempting because we think that if I could just get away from other people, then I could pursue godliness. A monastery is attractive because we are deceived about our problem.

The Bible: The Promise of the Holy Spirit Nov20

The Bible: The Promi...

As the Apostle Paul wrote, the Spirit produces fruit (Gal 5:22-23) in those who belong to Christ Jesus. In the new covenant, the Spirit works within us mightily to bring into reality what the law covenant never could—people who desire to please God from their inner beings.

The All Body Ministry Nov19

The All Body Ministr...

For all practical purposes the overwhelming majority of believers act as though this priesthood of new covenant saints is the priesthood of no believers. It happens by default, by a failure to cultivate the biblical priesthood of all believers. But, in effect, we end up with a priesthood of no believers.

Galatians 5:13-18 Nov18

Galatians 5:13-18

The law does not empower you to overcome the desires of the flesh. The Spirit – and the liberating truth of sonship – provides motivation against sin. It is the grace that God has freed us; it is the love of God poured out in our hearts by the Spirit, whereby we cry out, “Abba, Father,” that moves us with a strong desire to please our heavenly Father.

1 Peter 2:13-17 (IV) Nov17

1 Peter 2:13-17 (IV)

Peter emphasises that by going on to say: “not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God”. You see, the freedom that we have in Christ does not mean that we are free to do evil; it does mean that we are free to serve God.