Monthly Archives: May 2017

Justification, Sanctification, and Glorification

In our sermon on Phil. 2:12-13 titled “God Works in You for His Good Pleasure,” we heard the terms justification by faith alone, sanctification, and glorification. To help clarify: Justification: being declared righteous by faith in Christ alone; you are … Continue reading

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My Grandfather, Harold Richard Marsh

My maternal grandfather became a born-again Christian very late in his life, in the last 10-12 years of it by his own reckoning. He had been a good man, civilly and in every other way, for all of his middle … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Religion and Reality Examined Through Culture and Art

Francis Schaeffer, in his book titled How Should We Then Live?, has a portion where he describes the control over the thoughts and emotions that the new technology of television and film can have. Throughout the book, Schaeffer is supportive … Continue reading

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The Gospel

John MacArthur has written an excellent summary of the doctrines of salvation in Christ Jesus, in his newest book titled The Gospel According to Paul. I referenced the preface of this book a few weeks ago in another post, and … Continue reading

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The Word of God is Living and Powerful

The Bible is living and powerful, or living and active. The book of Hebrews defines God’s Word this way, and the passage in which it is found is Heb. 4:11-13: Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest … Continue reading

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The Bible’s Certain Words and Fixed Meaning

The Bible’s Certain Words and Fixed Meaning “So that your trust may be in the LORD; I have instructed you today, even you. Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, that I may make you … Continue reading

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