“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 One of the critical marks that distinguishes true Christianity from “Christianity in name only” is the lifelong struggle of believers against sin.  As J.C. Ryle has said, “True Christianity is a fight.”  The disciple who “abides in My […]

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6   Divine Neglect It is divine neglect and reflects a willingness to intentionally cripple one’s own growth in the Lord’s grace to fail to pursue and apprehend the manifest revelation of God in the Old Testament.  While Christians […]

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 […]

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 Picture the following scenario. A person gets in their car, equipped with surround sound-like airbag protection, secures the seatbelt across their torso, and proceeds to their destination.  On the way, they pass by a cemetery populated with countless, […]

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 […]

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 Two Truths There are two truths which Christians must ever keep in mind during our commissioned ambassadorship in this world (Matt. 28:19-20, 2 Cor. 5:20).  The first truth, revealed  in abundance by the entirety of Scripture, is that […]

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 […]

  “Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 The Contrasts of God Good and evil (Rom. 12:21).  The righteous and the wicked (Ps. 1).  The wise and the foolish (Prov. 1:7).  The saved and the lost (Luke 19:10).  The elect and the non-elect (Rom. 9).  […]

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”   Jesus, Matthew 10:34 “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn’t […]