This article explains that holiness is not a temperament, nor forced seriousness. One can be funny or dull, quiet or loud, and still be holy.
Christ's saving work in overcoming the enemy was accomplished through Christ himself being overcome. This article explains that we should reflect in our own lives this paradoxical pattern of the Lord's life, where we overcome through faith while suffering. For God causes all things to work together for our good.
Are you asking the right questions to determine whether or not Jesus meets your needs? Many people struggle to see who Jesus is and what he provides because of their materialism. Scripture reveals that Jesus often reshapes our mindset and thoughts so that we may know our real needs that he came to fulfill.
What does it mean that a believer dies to the flesh in Christ and lives to righteousness in Christ? The article addresses this question by referring mainly to 1 Peter 2:24 and Colossians 3:1-11. It then discusses what should be the Christian's response in view of this gracious transformation in his life.
Should transparency or vulnerability be a defining characteristic of a believer? This article considers why people say, "The Christian life is all about being transparent and vulnerable," and how it is helpful when shunning hypocrisy, yet unhelpful when it creates a culture that is more about authenticity than repentance.
This article shows how believing the exclusivity of Christ changes the way we live and interact with others. If he is the only way, we must be courageous, we won't detract from the truth, we will promote the Lord Jesus, and we will be thankful.
How does location impact the way you follow Christ? This article explains four ways in which it matters.
When is it that one is gospel-centred? You are gospel-centered when Christ is the centre. Once Christ is lost, the gospel is lost.
As described in the Heidelberg Catechism, the life of the Reformed Christian is characterized by a threefold experience: misery because of sin, glad assurance because of deliverance in Christ, and gratitude that expresses itself in good works and prayer.
This article discusses what it means to be a slave of Christ.
It is possible to please God! This is a truth that many Protestants would object to, and refer to Isaiah 64:6, for example, as proof that everything we do is filth in God's eyes. This article challenges such an objection by pointing to who God is and what his perspective really is toward good works.
This article recalls the great work of the Lord in bringing the sinner to salvation, and from there it encourages vital living as a Christian in this dark world.
True freedom can only be experienced once we are freed from sin and made slaves to Christ. This article shows how such freedom flows to bring freedom in the community.
By imitating the goodness of Christ, the church can be an appealing community. This article explains what following in the footsteps of Jesus actually looks like.
Why is it worth longing for the day when our eyes shall see Christ? This article shows that our seeing now by faith and our seeing then by sight differ in at least three ways: now we only see Christ partially but then we shall enjoy a full view; now our view of Christ is mediated, but in the future we will revel in an immediate view of the glory of God in Christ; now our view of Christ is too often disrupted by sinful barriers, but then our view will be uninterrupted.
What does freedom in Christ look like? This article explains that freedom is being united to others, is demonstrated in our unity by the Spirit, and is learning to carry the cross with others.