The Universal Church   When asked this question, most people would jump right in and say the name of their local church. Some will envision the “little white church on a hill” where they first came to know the Lord. Others will think of their particular denomination. Then other people will think of all believers […]

God the Holy Spirit   Far too often in conservative, reformed, evangelical circles, the subject of the Holy Spirit is met with tension and uneasiness. Cessationists will bristle, not wanting to venture too far into Continuationist territory. Many believers so greatly dislike the tension and confusion that they would rather just not deal with this […]

Sanctification   To sanctify means to set apart for holy use. We are sanctified positionally at the moment of salvation, which is our justification. At that moment we are seen as holy, as saints. Completely accepted in the Beloved. This position never changes. We also are progressively being sanctified as we grow in Christlikeness. And […]

Sanctification “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, [weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His […]

  “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27   Christians are unified with Christ. We are in Christ, and He is in us. The union with Christ is the very heart of the gospel. We have no hope of salvation […]

True versus False Repentance   What is repentance? Is it required for salvation? How do we know when someone has truly repented? Repentance is not just a resolution to do better. Many people make New Year’s resolutions only to have them go by the wayside before the end of January. Repentance is not feeling badly […]

Understanding Faith Faith is synonymous with belief or trust. It also implies loyalty to a person or a thing. Having faith in something is to have complete reliance on that something. You have faith in the bridge to hold you up as you cross over it – you are relying on, trusting, believing and being […]

“Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein He pardoneth all our sins, and accepteth us as righteous in His sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.” Westminster Confession of Faith.   Standing Before God the Just Judge   “For all have sinned and fall short […]

  Labels can be useful. They are descriptors of people, places, and things.  I have many labels. Some of my labels pertain to my position within my family: wife, mother, daughter, grand-daughter, niece, aunt, cousin. Other labels pertain to what I do: stay at home mom, homeschool mom, artist, writer, herbalist. Other labels pertain to […]