Category Archives: Christian Life

Does the Holy Spirit have you?

Does the Holy Spirit have you? Does he have all of you, or only some parts of you? Do you grieve him? (see Eph. 4:30), or are you led by him (see Rom. 8:12-14, Gal. 5:18-24)? Do you rely on … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be sealed with the Holy Spirit?

Source: DesiringGod, sermon by Pastor John Piper In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will, we who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes

The name of the OT book comes from the Hebrews “Qoheleth” often translated “Preacher” or “Teacher” but apparently more immediately means “gatherer”, I suppose gatherer of true and wise sayings. Ecclesiastes is therefore a collection of wise sayings. I have … Continue reading

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Exhortations to a Christian worker (2 Timothy 2)

Be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Like a soldier, don’t get sidetracked by civilian pursuits. Aim to please the one who enlisted you. As a worker, aim for God’s approval so that you will not be … Continue reading

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Living in a land of death (Citizens & Saints)

I’m living in a land of death The trees are burning grey There’s a smoldering smoke overhead And the night looks the same as the day It seems a miracle that I can stand When everyone i’ve known Drifts up … Continue reading

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Freedom that makes you sing

An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man sings and rejoices. Proverbs 29:6 This is a beautiful and glorious saying! True freedom, gospel freedom, makes you sing and rejoice! I have seen firsthand that when I am … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on “how to deal properly with the question of predestination”

TO BARBARA LISSKIRCHEN. April 30, 1531. Grace and peace in Christ. Dear and virtuous Lady: Your dear brother Jerome Weller has informed me that you are sorely troubled about eternal election. I am very sorry to hear this. May Christ … Continue reading

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