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 […]

  “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).  […]

  “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 […]

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6   God’s Glorious Revelation God’s glorious revelation to us in Scripture is, among many wonderful things, a history of worship.  While we see Scripture’s grandest theme in the unfolding of God’s grace-filled redemptive plan, culminating in the majestic […]

Attributes of God “’To whom then will you liken Me that I would be his equal?’ says the Holy One.” Isaiah 40:25 God is not like us. He is so far removed – so HOLY – that He is completely OTHERLY in every way. So how do we describe God? In Strong’s Systematic Theology the […]

Worldly Happiness is Not the Goal     “I’m leaving him,” my friend told me.  They had been married for 7 years and had three young children.  I was dumbfounded and heartbroken for her.  I knew that there was some tension in their relationship. She had often remarked that her husband didn’t understand her.  He […]