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

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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

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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

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Growing in Grace- Links 3/29

From the blog this week: God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption Not Going to Hell “Jesus used the same word to describe both the eternality of heaven and hell (Matt. 25:46). The fact that hell is unending is a terror that surpasses all terrors. No end. No exit. No escape.” 10 Things You Should Know About The Antichrist(s) in John 1 “There is hardly a more … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 3/29

God's Eternal Plan of Redemption, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Great Doctrines of the Bible, Redemption

God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption

Our sin has left us eternally separated from God. Mankind has been polluted, thus leaving us both unable and unwilling to please God and be restored to him. We can’t obey and we simply don’t want to. What hope do we have then? If our sin keeps us from believing and receiving the things of God (1 Cor. 2:14), then how can there be any … Continue reading God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption

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Growing in Grace- Links 3/22

From the blog this week: Beautiful Sovereignty Help! I Keep Losing My Temper “Losing your temper is a lot like losing your car keys—you never choose to and it always seems to happen at the worst moments. For some “losing your temper” means yelling, swearing, pounding a fist on the table. For others, lost temper is barely perceptible: a tightening of the jaw, a cold … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 3/22