• The Grace Of Sanctification

    Philippians 2:12–13

    Until we are glorified, the presence of sin remains in us, affecting all that we do. Thus, our obedience cannot merit salvation because none of our obedience is perfect. But God is pleased to accept good works done in Christ ...Read More

  • The Grace Of Justification

    Titus 3:4-7

    We will cover justification in more detail in the weeks ahead. For now, let us note how critical it is that we know our good works do not and cannot justify us. The very honor of Christ is at stake ...Read More

  • The Grace Of Regeneration

    Ephesians 2:1-9

    God’s saving grace is not weak but powerful and effectual to save. It can bring dead souls to life, and since the life that God gives is far more powerful than death, no one to whom saving grace is shown ...Read More

  • Grace And Repropation

    Romans 9:14-24

    The elect get what they do not deserve—salvation—but the reprobate get what they deserve—condemna-tion. The doctrine of election should not lead us to pride or to consider ourselves inherently holier than others. It should be a continual reminder to us ...Read More

  • The Grace Of Predestination

    Ephesians 1:3-4a

    That nothing in us moved God to choose us for salvation is hard for many people to accept. But Scripture is clear that God chose us only on account of His good pleasure. We cannot take credit in any way ...Read More

  • The Covenant Of Grace Fulfilled

    Jeremiah 31:31–34

    The process of God’s writing His law on our hearts begins in this life but is not completed until our glorification. Christians grow slowly but surely in their willingness to obey and to repent for even the smallest sins, and ...Read More

  • The Kingly Covenant

    2 Samuel 7:1-17

    In addition to making His people righteous before God, Jesus, Son of David and Son of God, also restores to humanity the rule over creation originally given to us in creation (Gen. 1:26–28). Those who are in Christ by faith ...Read More

  • The Law Covenant

    Deuteronomy 5:6

    Even after we have trusted in Christ, the law continues to show us our need for Him. If we meditate on God’s commandments, we soon see that we have not kept any of them with our whole heart, mind, soul, ...Read More

  • The Covenant Of Faith-Righteousness

    Genesis 15

    What is to be our response to the Abrahamic covenant? It is to forsake any claim to merit that we might think we have and to rest on Christ alone for salvation. We must continually turn to Jesus in faith, ...Read More

  • The Covenant of Preservation

    Genesis 8:20-22

    How often do we think about the good gift of a stable and predictable natural order? The consistent rhythm of the seasons, the sun and moon, and even the weather enables us to make plans, grow crops, and do a ...Read More

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