Church Discipline, personal story, 9 marks, confronting sin, loving the sinner

What Might Church Discipline Look Like? A Personal Testimony

In a previous post, we looked at the need for the church to engage in church discipline. The Biblical teaching is clear, yet because many churches have abandoned the process, many are unsure of what church discipline really looks like. I thought I would share a personal story that will, hopefully, provide a picture of church discipline and the desired goal. I was 22 when … Continue reading What Might Church Discipline Look Like? A Personal Testimony

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth, reformed

Growing in Grace- Links 4/19

From the blog this week: Loving Our Neighbor Through Church Discipline When Will the Rapture Happen? A helpful video that argues that the rapture will take place after the tribulation. How Can I Explain the Gospel? “For years, even decades, I was scared to share the gospel. I learned the Four Spiritual Laws, the ABCs of faith and even carried around the Two Ways to … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 4/19

Church Discipline, Loving neighbor, fighting sin, community, 9 marks of a healthy church

Loving Our Neighbor Through Church Discipline

Satan is crafty and sin is deceptive. The book of Proverbs teaches that “there is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way to death” (14:12, 16:25). Like putting makeup on a pig, sin disguises itself so we don’t see its true nature. It slowly lures us to its desired end while making sure the dark path looks clean and … Continue reading Loving Our Neighbor Through Church Discipline

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth, reformed

Growing in Grace- Links 4/12

A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace. From the blog this week: The Covenant of Grace in the Old Testament 5 Ways Dads Can Encourage Their Daughters “Fathers, you have a tremendous opportunity: to help your daughter see herself in relation to God and to his images and to find her place with both. Be very intentional about your words for the … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 4/12

Covenant of grace, Old Testament, Great doctrines of the Bible, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Covenant of Grace in the Old Testament

Our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible has taken us through the creation and fall of man. Because Adam failed to keep God’s law, mankind has been condemned and enslaved to sin and its eternal consequences. However, our last post looked at God’s eternal plan of redemption and the good news of salvation brought about by the grace and mercy of God. This great … Continue reading The Covenant of Grace in the Old Testament

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth, reformed

Growing in Grace- Links 4/5

From the blog this week: 7 Evidences of a Spirit-Led Life Starting Conversations With Cultural Christians “Cultural Christians (like many Americans) believe they are good people. Those who perceive they are good people might need Jesus to take the wheel on a bad day, but not necessarily to forgive the sins they don’t think they have actually committed.” Modesty and the “The Legging Problem” “Modesty … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 4/5

7 Evidences of a Spirit-Led Life

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are sons of God (Romans 8:14). What comes to mind when someone says they are Spirit-led? Your answer will likely depend on your experience and what you’ve been taught. For some, it will conjure up images of some highly emotional experience. Others might imagine a quiet prayer warrior or someone with a servant’s … Continue reading 7 Evidences of a Spirit-Led Life