Joy in Christ

Think About These Things | Philippians 4:8-9

This sermon was originally preached in 2018. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice …

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Reading Together

Chapter 7 (Mortification of Sin)

Moving on from Owen’s description of what mortification is and is not in the previous two chapters, he now proceeds into two “general rules and principles, without which no sin will be mortified” (69). Our present chapter will deal with the first, and chapter 8 will discuss the second. This first general principle is simple …

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Reading Together

Let’s Read The Mortification of Sin Together

Welcome to our next Reading Together series! This time we will be reading through the book The Mortification of Sin by John Owen. Below is an audio introduction to Owen and the book. Beginning in May, we will read and discuss this short book chapter by chapter, as you will find in the reading plan …

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Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Grace of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCZOpcoCeUM For by grace you have been saved through faith.And this is not your own doing;it is the gift of God,not a result of works,so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV Word came to Jesus that His friend, Lazarus, was ill, but Jesus did nothing. He did not immediately race to Lazarus’ side; …

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Blessed Are Those (III) | Psalm 119:3

who also do no wrong,but who walk in his ways! Psalm 119:3 ESV The word also reminds us that we are continuing the thought of verse 2: Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart. To keep the LORD’s testimonies, to hold onto them with all one’s might, seeking …

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How Are We Sanctified? | John Owen

John Owen's treatise on spiritual-mindedness, from which I have already cited a quotation, is a painfully beneficial read. Worldly thinking runs so deeply within us and is ultimately both deadly and damning. Throughout the book, his aim is simply to exhort us toward spiritual-mindedness, to think about the things of God and be further sanctified …

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Work Out Your Own Salvation | Philippians 2:12-13

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13 ESV   So far, we …

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Biblical Wisdom

The Path of Wisdom | Proverbs 4:10-19

Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many. I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. Keep hold of instruction; do …

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Sufficient: completed & equipped by the Scriptures

that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:17 ESV Though Paul does not use the word, sufficient well describes the message of verse 17. Once we know that all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for us, we are now ready to learn that it is sufficient …

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