Tag Archives: Dependence

Rats in the Cellar

“We begin to notice, besides our particular sinful acts, our sinfulness; begin to be alarmed not only about what we do, but about what we are. This may sound rather difficult, so I will try to make it clear from … Continue reading

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John Owen on Romans

John Owen writes in the Introduction to Calvin’s Commentary on Romans: “We have set before us in this Epistle especially two things, which it behoves us all rightly to understand — the righteousness of man and the righteousness of God … Continue reading

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Motivations Matter

“You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34 ESV) “But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this … Continue reading

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Confronting Sin

“And the LORD sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. The rich man had very many flocks and herds, but … Continue reading

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Shame Interrupted

Shame Interrupted by Ed Welch

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Forsaking God and managing behavior

“I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In … Continue reading

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There is not a 3rd Option

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are … Continue reading

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The Power to Change

“You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2 ESV) “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14 ESV) Often times, in our Christian … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Jude (part 2)

“These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.” (Jude 1:16 ESV) These people are grumblers – those who are discontent and complain against God.  These people have a low view … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Jude (part 1)

“To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.” (Jude 1:1–2 ESV) Jude writes to those who are called – “And those whom he predestined … Continue reading

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