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What Is Sanctification?

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Sanctification is a word that we often throw around in Church and in Christian conversations. But what does it really mean? What is sanctification? In chapter 2 of Holiness on the topic of sanctification, J.C. Ryle defines it as follows: “Sanctification is that inward spiritual work which the Lord Jesus

The Sinfulness of Sin

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Recently I began reading J.C. Ryle’s Holiness and wrote a brief introduction to who Ryle is. You can read that by clicking here. In the first chapter of Holiness, Ryle begins the book by dealing with the topic of sin — specifically, the sinfulness of sin. He begins here because, he says, “He

It’s About Time!

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Though it’s a bit embarrassing to admit, I have never read anything by J.C. Ryle, including his classic book, Holiness. Though I have heard innumerable good things and praises about all of Ryle’s works, I’ve just never taken the time to read anything by him. Until now! And boy do I

Memorize Titus — Titus 1:13 – 2:2

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In April of 2017 I began a journey to memorize the book of Titus. If you are interested in doing the same, or want to learn more about this endeavor, just click here for my original post with the 8-week plan to memorize Titus. Each week, for 8 weeks, my

Memorize Titus — Titus 1:7-12

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In April of 2017 I began a journey to memorize the book of Titus. If you are interested in doing the same, or want to learn more about this endeavor, just click here for my original post with the 8-week plan to memorize Titus. Each week, for 8 weeks, my

Memorize Titus — Titus 1:1-6

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As you may remember, beginning last week (April 24th), I began a journey to memorize the book of Titus. If you are interested in doing the same, or want to learn more about this endeavor, just click here for my original post with the 8-week plan to memorize Titus.

Why We Didn’t Go To Passion 2017

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The Passion movement has done some great things for thousands of students over the past 20 years. But after 2 years of taking a group to the Passion gathering, I chose not to this year for the 2017 gathering. Let me explain Some History If you’re not familiar with

2015 Books Read

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It was a pretty good year of reading for me — 37 books read. Many were to review; a few were not. Below is my list of books read in 2015, including a link to my review of the book if applicable, in (general) order that they were read.

Christians and Santa Claus

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Do you want to confuse people, causing them to look at you like a deer in headlights, and question (even if ever-so-briefly) what kind of cult you’re involved in? Just tell them you’re not playing the “Santa-Claus-Game” with your kids. You’re not doing what? You’re going to ruin Christmas

Time In The Floor With Ezra

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I was recently asked by Scott Lamb at A Christian Manifesto to write a short “Christmas-themed paragraph” for a group post on the site. As I reflected on this Christmas season, and what I wanted to write about, the thing that is most precious to me at the moment,