January 25, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Here is a great illustration of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. It is short and well worth the time.

J D Greear helpfully gives us two ways believers know they are saved.

Is it me or does it seem that the pro-abortionists are becoming more radical in their views all the time? Here is a must read entitled So What If Abortion Ends Life? Ponder that title. The very nature of liberalism is to “creep” (pun intended) along. Where will all of this go? I’m often sympathetic to those whose life situation is so overwhelming that killing one’s baby seems desirable, but the ivory tower pontificators of abortion rhetoric are wittingly or unwittingly pointing to a world where the strong can do whatever they want, and the weak can be killed for just about any reason.

Arise, My Soul, Arise

April 20, 2012

Wesley nailed it with this song:

Five bleeding wounds He bears; received on Calvary;
They pour effectual prayers; they strongly plead for me:
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
“Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
“Nor let that ransomed sinner die!”

Tullian in this piece directs us to look outside of us for our assurance.

True assurance, in other words, is based not on some word or work from inside us, but on the word of the gospel which comes from outside us and convinces us of what Jesus has done. Our assurance is anchored in the love and grace of God expressed in the glorious exchange: our sin for his righteousness. And since our faith is always weak and wavering, we need to be reminded of this good news all the time as it is communicated through preaching and confirmed in the sacraments.