Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 6)
1 September 2023 • 13 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 5)
12 August 2023 • 18 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 4)
10 May 2023 • 19 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 3)
1 April 2023 • 7 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 2)
4 March 2023 • 8 minutes read
Walking worthy of the Lord’s calling, as a true Christian, involves the kind of longsuffering that comes from “all lowliness and meekness.”
26 January 2023 • 10 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 8)
29 November 2022 • 7 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 7)
18 October 2022 • 8 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 6)
8 September 2022 • 9 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 5)
10 August 2022 • 12 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 4)
25 June 2022 • 11 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 3)
11 June 2022 • 11 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 2)
17 May 2022 • 12 minutes read
Salvation brings peace with God. This salvation has been accomplished by our Saviour, and this is why we have peace with God.
30 April 2022 • 6 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 7)
18 September 2021 • 6 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 6)
11 September 2021 • 5 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 5)
1 September 2021 • 5 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 4)
20 August 2021 • 8 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 3)
14 August 2021 • 7 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 2)
8 August 2021 • 3 minutes read
The joy of salvation is that everlasting, appreciative, thankful, glad, and sometimes solemn awareness of having been saved.
29 July 2021 • 3 minutes read
Fruit of the Spirit: Love (Part 2)
7 May 2021 • 7 minutes read
If you examine your own heart and find that you love God—then you have found evidence of God’s grace in your experience. In your heart.
30 April 2021 • 4 minutes read
This is a fruit that non-Christians have no experience of. It comes from the work of the Holy Spirit in the soul.
31 March 2021 • 9 minutes read
If there is a preservation of the saints on earth, then there must be a preservation of the Church on earth.
21 August 2020 • 5 minutes read
The Lord Jesus is not called the “Saviour of the world” and the “Saviour of all men” for nothing. These titles of Christ are prophetic.
18 July 2020 • 8 minutes read
There are those who, for a while, only seem to be grafted into the true vine, but the graft fails to take, as gardeners say.
27 June 2020 • 7 minutes read
The distinguishing mark of grace is the kind of faith in Christ that continues, and grows, and does bear spiritual fruit.
29 May 2020 • 6 minutes read
Take to yourselves what God provides: Truth. Righteousness. The gospel of peace. Faith. Salvation. Prayer for all the saints.
27 March 2020 • 6 minutes read
True Christians are distinguished as those who are brought out of error by exposure to the truth.
9 March 2020 • 6 minutes read
Peter had noticed that some people had come to church in order to escape the worst of the corrupt culture around them, and in order to better themselves.
15 February 2020 • 6 minutes read
The Lord delivers his people from error. Whereas fake Christians repeatedly and ultimately fail to repent and reform.
25 January 2020 • 5 minutes read
You must beware of false doctrines and of those that teach them. Do not think that God takes sinful doctrines any less seriously than he does sinful deeds.
27 December 2019 • 4 minutes read
We know well that “The Lord shall judge his people,” and that “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
26 December 2019 • 5 minutes read
Whether or not we become aware of the correlation between sin and chastisement, we have sins to repent of.
23 December 2019 • 6 minutes read
Christ himself teaches us that some people can “receive the word with joy” and “for a while believe,” but they, sadly, fall away in a time of temptation.
26 November 2019 • 13 minutes read
True Christians are—or should be—distinguished by their faith, humility, repentance and good works. This must include “works meet for repentance.”
28 September 2019 • 12 minutes read
Paul uses the word “glorified” in its past tense, describing each of these things as having already happened, according to God’s eternal decree.
26 September 2019 • 6 minutes read
The Lord Jesus Christ affirms that he gives to his sheep “eternal life; and they shall never perish.” Nothing could be clearer.
9 September 2019 • 7 minutes read
What we must all do, according to the apostle Peter, is make sure that we are true Christians.
6 September 2019 • 4 minutes read
Above all, there is the greatest commandment in the law, with which the apostle Peter culminates his seven marks of grace.
5 September 2019 • 8 minutes read
The truly Christian life grows more and more to be a godly, Christ-like life.
4 September 2019 • 7 minutes read
What does this say about your own conversion, if you refuse to study in order to obey the moral law as a Christian?
3 September 2019 • 7 minutes read
The apostle Paul commands us to add virtue to our faith. In other words, moral excellence.
2 September 2019 • 8 minutes read
God does not convert a soul and then leave him or her to grow, or bear fruit, or obey him, in their own strength.
17 August 2019 • 6 minutes read
Our heart’s desire now is to study the Bible God in order to learn how to live the Christian life.
16 August 2019 • 5 minutes read
True Christians have no mere “empty profession.” If we have been born again, there will be accumulating evidence of this fact.
17 July 2019 • 6 minutes read
You are “freed from sin” already, says the apostle. So, it is now possible for you to choose not to sin.
3 July 2019 • 7 minutes read
Paul had come to acknowledge that, even though his old nature still remained within him, his spirit had indeed been regenerated.
2 July 2019 • 16 minutes read
The true Christian brings forth spiritual fruit by the power of God the Holy Spirit.
15 June 2019 • 6 minutes read
The historical event of the Saviour’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection—is the cause of spiritual events in the lives of those who are saved.
11 May 2019 • 9 minutes read
Christians increasingly separate from their old sinful lifestyle and increasingly evidence that they are true Christians.
27 April 2019 • 10 minutes read
Christians, being “Children of the free” (Galatians 4:31), are free to serve God. This service involves keeping God’s moral law, not sinning.
16 March 2019 • 7 minutes read
The “law of Christ” is not a substitute or alternative moral standard that Christians should keep instead of God’s moral law.
15 March 2019 • 6 minutes read
We are sure that the definition of sin did not change for the Christian at conversion.
14 March 2019 • 7 minutes read
Being schooled by the “schoolmaster” brings people to Christ. That is why the church must preach both Law and gospel.
13 March 2019 • 9 minutes read
The apostle Paul gives testimony of his own experience of the work of the Holy Spirit in the soul—in applying God’s moral law.
23 February 2019 • 7 minutes read
The Holy Spirit’s ministry to reprove is a ministry that inevitably brings comfort to those whom he reproves.
9 February 2019 • 8 minutes read
To possess the faith of the Christian is to possess the things hoped for, from the hand of God.
8 February 2019 • 13 minutes read
The new birth is a God-wrought transformation that sets people free from enslavement to their spiritually dead, sinful nature and gives them the ability to believe the Word of God, the Bible.
29 January 2019 • 9 minutes read
The precious blood of Christ does not fail to redeem, atone for, purge away the sins of—or, in a word, save—any of those for whom it was poured out.
15 November 2018 • 7 minutes read
If you truly believe in Christ, the Saviour of “whosoever believeth in him,” then you are one of the “as many as” who were ordained to eternal life.
13 November 2018 • 9 minutes read
Are we ourselves in the “world” that Christ was sent to save? We know that we are—if we believe in him.
26 October 2018 • 7 minutes read
What Christ accomplished in his redemption is what is bestowed upon those whom he redeemed.
25 October 2018 • 4 minutes read
What Christ accomplished in his death on the cross is real for all those for whom Christ died.
13 October 2018 • 4 minutes read
Is your faith resting upon the Lord Jesus Christ alone—or is your faith resting upon itself?
12 October 2018 • 3 minutes read
True Christians have a God-given humbleness that prevents them from accepting the idea that their decision to turn to Christ was really their own.
2 October 2018 • 7 minutes read
True saving faith in Christ is a simple trusting in (or, as is sometimes helpfully described, resting upon) Christ alone for salvation.
1 October 2018 • 4 minutes read
When Paul taught that a person is “justified by faith,” he did not mean that through believing in Christ they made themselves right in the sight of God.
29 September 2018 • 8 minutes read
We should always praise God alone for sending Christ to die for our sins, for drawing us to him, and for causing us to believe the gospel.
20 September 2018 • 4 minutes read
What God did, does, and shall do for those people “whom he did foreknow” is predestinate them before time to be conformed to the image of his Son, justify them at some point in their earthly life time, and glorify them in the future.
13 September 2018 • 4 minutes read
The only faith in Christ that God foresees in any person is the faith which God himself gives.
12 September 2018 • 6 minutes read
The doctrine of unconditional election is the foundation upon which the true, Biblical gospel is built.
21 August 2018 • 9 minutes read
Why do Christians, after they have been spiritually “born again,” suffer afflictions in this life and die the physical death?
20 August 2018 • 4 minutes read
God came and dealt with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, instead of summoning them to stand before him in the “high court” of heaven.
18 August 2018 • 5 minutes read
If you are saved, you will come to understand that you have contributed nothing toward your own salvation.
17 August 2018 • 6 minutes read
Being “dead in sins” really is a kind of death—it is spiritual death, from which only God’s re-creating, regenerating, life-giving power can save us.
14 August 2018 • 7 minutes read
Every fallen human being is in a state of opposition against God, rejecting God’s right to intervene in this world, and many even deny his existence.
8 August 2018 • 4 minutes read
Unconverted human beings reject at the Bible’s teaching that there is no man, woman or child that does anything good.
7 August 2018 • 5 minutes read
The apostle Paul teaches us: “Through the offence of one [i.e. of Adam] many be dead…by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation.”
28 July 2018 • 7 minutes read
The sinful act that catastrophically ruined the human race was this: the first man, the appointed covenant head, deliberately disobeyed God.
21 July 2018 • 7 minutes read