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A mysterious exchange

A mysterious exchange from Ray Ortlund’s Blog “When we are united to Christ a mysterious exchange takes place: he took our curse, so that we may receive his blessing; he became sin with our sin, so that we may become righteous with his righteousness. . . . On the one hand, God declined to ‘impute’ our sins to us, or ‘count’ them against us, with the implication that…

Faith Enough to Ask

Faith Enough to Ask from Kevin DeYoung’s Blog Faith is a humble confidence that Christ can do whatever he wills and will do whatever he promises. Which means that if we are people of faith we will ask Christ to do more than we dare to think possible.Real faith is not self-righteous, arrogant, or presumptuous. But neither is it feeble and mealy-mouthed. We are never…

The Doctrine of Creation and Raising Kids

Nothing is more important to parenting than presenting the gospel to our children.  Speaking the words of life, urging them to receive the salvation provided by Jesus, should be our top priority.  In order to do this first priority, we also need to regularly introduce the doctrine of creation into their worldview as well.  Unfortunately, the doctrine of creation is more…

Why do I exist?

Why do I exist? Many of us would say that we exist to obey God, to honor his kingship, to declare his sovereign rule through lives of righteousness that acknowledge his reign in our hearts.  This is certainly an excellent. Biblical answer. There is nothing wrong with this answer and all of it can be well defended Scripturally. However, if we always define our calling in…

5 Old Sermons You Should Read

5 Old Sermons You Should Read from Jared Wilson’s Blog There are more than five old sermons we should read, but here are just five.Thomas Chalmers, The Expulsive Power of a New Affection (pdf)Jonathan Edwards, The Excellency of ChristCharles Spurgeon, God’s Will and Man’s WillMartin Luther, Two Kinds of RighteousnessJohn Flavel, Christ Altogether Lovely (pdf)

Grace in Rejection

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 53:3 The Savior of all heavenly glory and beauty and worth was despised by men.  Never was greater value counted at greater loss. This is the Savior who says he has been tempted as I have been. What…