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Geoff Thomas On Grace

I came across this section on grace by Geoff Thomas, a pastor in Wales that many including myself look up to. I was so encouraged by this quote that I wanted to share. You can read the full text here. i] Grace has a purpose. It has a specific and particular end in view:- “He […]

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Eldership Notes

Geoff Thomas  says that almost all preachers are elders, but few elders are preachers?? He sees the distinction here: I Tim.5:17  “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honour, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching” “Their own character and godliness is far more important to him than […]

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Christian Character Holiness

God’s Divine Power

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness… (2 Peter 1:3a) “Divine” here from theios only used three times in the NT, but commonly used in other Greek literature when speaking about deity. It has no inherent theological meaning, but is defined by the context of the particular […]

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Words of Ryle 12.10.2012

J.C. Ryle on the happiness of holy men, …let us never be ashamed of making much of sanctification, and contending for a high standard of holiness. While some are satisfied with a miserably low degree of attainment, and others are not ashamed to live on without any holiness at all—content with a mere round of […]

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Christian Character Holiness

God Loves Despite Our Sin

In yesterday’s post I made a reference at the end about how we should seek to know God despite the ugly sins of our past. I started thinking about my own past sins, and felt so ashamed of them and how they displeased God. Then I began to reflect on the lives of David and […]

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Christian Character Holiness

Knowing God’s Will

How do we know God’s will? We have all been at one of life’s crossroads where we hoped God would speak to us directly from heaven. I know I have many times. But instead of telling us what specific choices to make, God is only concerned with our knowledge of Him. He wants the devotion […]

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Grace and Law Holiness

How To Tie A Knot Without Breaking The Sabbath

The Jewish Talmud is a treasure trove of legalism. There are rules for everything, especially about keeping the Sabbath. There’s even a section on what kinds of knots one can tie on the Sabbath. Here’s a section discussing if it’s okay for a woman to tie the bands of her hood, …The case is, that […]

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Become Friends With The World And Become An Enemy With God

In my reading of Ryle’s Holiness today, I came across this convicting quote on Lot’s wife and her looking back at Sodom as it was being destroyed, motivated by her idolatrous love of the world: That look was a little thing, but it told of secret love of the world in Lot’s wife. Her heart […]

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Christian Character Holiness

How To Get God’s Attention

All these things my hand has made,and so all these things came to be,declares the LORD.But this is the one to whom I will look:he who is humble and contrite in spiritand trembles at my word. (Isaiah 66:2 ESV) How do we get God’s attention? How do we do this? He has made it plain.  He will […]