Blog Posts - Sanctification



moral judgment meant to make us think critically

Don’t worry, St. Symeon and St. John Damascene are still my favorites… but… task of moral judgment is always to prompt the soul’s incensive power to engage in inner warfare and to make us self-critical. The task of wisdom is to pr...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Nov 1, 2016

Doctrine in Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth, or sanctification, has suffered either feast or famine in many Wesleyan circles. In Wesley’s grandchildren, sanctification has suffered from a gluttonous feast, leaving no room for the intellectual holiness Wesley called for...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 15, 2016

Patriarch Ignatius IV on the Renewal and Reunion of the Church

The post Patriarch Ignatius IV on the Renewal and Reunion of the Church appeared first on Unsettled Christianity. My books are now available on Amazon. Praying in God's Theater, Meditations On the Book of Revelation, Mimetic Criticism and the Gosp...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 9, 2016

Social Holiness and Unity

There are two forms of unity that I hold for the Christian. One is that of the Church Universal. Those who worship the Triune God are united under Christ. The second are the communities united around core emphasises or distinctives. If The United Me...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 1, 2016

SANCTIFICATION

Sanctificationis a definite work in the heart of one who has been born again. This spiritual birth is called Justification and is likened to the birth of a child.  Every child is born in sin Psalm 51:5"Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in si...
by Sow Good Seed on Dec 31, 2015

When is Redemption?

I often see John 1 misquoted, suggesting we are all “children of God.” While we are all creatures of God, all children in some sense, we are not all Children in the sense of John 1. Rather, this adoption (RE St Paul) comes during redempti...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Oct 20, 2015

The Christian's Highest Affection

Last night my daughter screamed at her little brother. I mean, she let him have it at the top of her lungs! I had just returned from a conference and had brought her a little box of special soap and he broke the cardboard box that her soap had come i...
by Living to God on Feb 6, 2015

Preaching Holiness – part 4

This week we have been pondering the preacher and the theme of holiness.  There is so much more that could be said about each point, but hopefully we have had something to think and pray about. 15. Every sliver of … Continue reading →...
by Biblical Preaching on Dec 5, 2014

Preaching Holiness – part 3

This week we are chewing on matters of preaching and true godly holiness.  I won’t review where we have been already, but please do go back to the first posts if you missed them. 10. People need instructing in holiness, … Continue reading &#...
by Biblical Preaching on Dec 4, 2014

Preaching Holiness – part 2

We are pondering God’s holiness and our preaching.  Let’s continue the list of thoughts: 5. The Gospel is not just a solution for the guilt of our un-holiness, it also includes a recipe to generate true holiness.  Often preachers offer …...
by Biblical Preaching on Dec 3, 2014

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by Blogging Theologically on Sep 24, 2014

Sanctification: A very important word

What the Bible says about sanctification...
by free audio sermons on Sep 10, 2014

The Older Brother’s View

As we develop our identity in Christ, the process of sanctification, one of the first and necessary steps in renewing our minds is to consider our preconceptions about who God is. We need to see him rightly because God wants us to see our-self and de...
by Choose to Trust on Aug 11, 2014

First impressions

I’m a big believer in first impressions. Whether it’s meeting with an important client or interviewing for a job, my clothes are wrinkle free, my hair is neatly brushed, and my breath is minty fresh. This tendency was heightened as I drove with m...
by Blogging Theologically on Jul 16, 2014

Sola boot strapa

Everyone is born with limits, but we are seemingly born hating those limits. My oldest son modeled this well at an early age playing with “Zoob.” “Zoob” is the name of the “moving, mind-building system” of colorful plastic pieces that sna...
by Blogging Theologically on Jul 15, 2014

Focal Point

The expression is to see the forest for the trees. Applying it to our spiritual lives means that we focus on the results while being oblivious to the big picture, that being we are part of the story of which God is the author. Take Abram and Sarai as...
by Choose to Trust on Feb 18, 2014

All Fixed

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
by Choose to Trust on Nov 20, 2013

Redeeming The Stewardship

Redeeming The Stewardship See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16, NKJV) (Emphasis added) As we look at redeeming, remember this is not redemption in the...
by Laboring In The Lord on Jul 16, 2013

Doing The Word

Doing The Word 19 My dearly loved brothers, understand this: Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, 20 for man’s anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness. 21 Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evi...
by Laboring In The Lord on Jul 9, 2013

Doing The Word

Doing The Word 19 My dearly loved brothers, understand this: Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, 20 for man’s anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness. 21 Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evi...
by Laboring In The Lord on Jul 9, 2013


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