• 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

  • 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

  • Grace to a Syrian Commander

    2 Kings 5

    God freely bestows salvation on those whom He chooses, even those whom we might think are the least likely candidates for it. We are not to demand of those to whom God shows His grace more than He demands of ...Read More

  • Is Grace Resistible?

    1 John 4:19

    Augustinianism and semi-Pelagianism ultimately disagree regarding the power of God’s love and beauty. Is God’s love so effectual and is He so lovely that those to whom He reveals His salvation cannot finally reject Him, or are His love and ...Read More

  • Joshua Commissioned to Lead Israel

    Joshua 1:1–5

    If Joshua and the Israelites were not convinced that God would be with them, they would have been unable to obey Him and take the land. Similarly, if we are unconvinced that God is with us, we will not attempt ...Read More

  • Kindness to the Lord’s Anointed

    2 Samuel 22:32–51

    The Christological significance of 2 Samuel 22 also shows us where we can expect deliverance. God does not necessarily promise to rescue us from all our problems and make them go away. He does promise to deliver those who are ...Read More

  • Living Sacrifices to the Lord

    Romans 12:1–2

    Since we are to be living sacrifices, we are to offer to the Lord everything that we have and everything that we are. God wants all of us, so no area of our life is outside of His lordship. We ...Read More

  • One Baptism

    Ephesians 4:5

    Salvation is entirely by God’s grace from first to last. God only regenerates His people once and He preserves them in that state forever (Rom. 8:29–30). Water baptism in and of itself does not regenerate us, but it does show ...Read More

  • The Pelagian Captivity Of The Church

    Romans 12:3

    The power of God for conversion is in His grace working through the preaching of the gospel (1 Cor. 1:21). We do not have to invent fancy techniques to bring people to faith; we just have to preach God’s Word ...Read More

  • Providence And Common Grace

    Matthew 5:45b

    Many people rail against the Lord, believing that they deserve a better life than the one they have received. God’s common grace, however, reminds us that as creatures we are undeserving even of our very existence. May that lead us ...Read More

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