Tag Archives: righteousness

Why Struggling Against Sin Is Better Than You Think

“I’m still dealing with the same sins I’ve had all my life.” “Join the club.” “But you don’t know the sins I’m still committing.” “I don’t have to. I’ve got my own.” “Not like mine, you don’t.” “Right. Yours are … Continue reading

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Righteousness without a Clean Conscience 

… not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. (Philippians 3:9.) ***

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The Sermon on the Mount is not a Guide to Christian Salvation

Some preachers say the Sermon on the Mount is the Constitution for Christian Living, or call it a Manifesto for the Life of a Follower of Christ. Don’t you believe it. Such teaching is nothing more than legalism dressed up … Continue reading

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Living Rightly Will Never Lead To Righteousness

***       For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we … Continue reading

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Moses Preached the Gospel of Jesus to the Israelites

One of the most relied upon passages for evangelism is Romans 10:9. If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Declaring for all … Continue reading

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Getting Kicked Out Of The Wedding

As many times as I’ve read Jesus’ parable of the wedding banquet in Matthew 22, I’ve scratched my head at the concluding scene. The opening is encouraging: the king is throwing a banquet for his son’s wedding but the important people won’t … Continue reading

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Works-Based Grace: James MacDonald and the Oxymoron

This nonsense appeared on Twitter: I thought that had to be a joke, as if someone created a spoof. But I found it on James MacDonald’s ministry website to go with a five-point devotional entitled The Eyes of God (posted on May 11, … Continue reading

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Modeling Clay*

Listening well is not one of my strong suits. It’s a professional requirement, but that doesn’t mean it comes easy. Whether at work or with friends, my natural bent is not steering me toward any Listener of the Year awards. Speaking … Continue reading

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Sunday School – got me a new set of clothes!

[Tomorrow I have a two part series on how I came to Christ. It involves American girls, English railway cars and a devilish correspondence. I hope you’ll come back to read it! In the meantime, I have a short reflection … Continue reading

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