Works DO Matter – 2 Peter 1:5-11

Works did afford salvation. Not our works - Just Jesus' works. BUT, our works matter; not only for growth in Christ, but for a slew of other reasons. See paraphrase below: Virtue + knowledge + self-control + steadfastness, + godliness + brotherly affection + love = "confirmation of your calling", "entrance into Jesus' kingdom", "hope... Continue Reading →


Hide and Seek

I've never really understood Romans 10:6-7 ("Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven' (that is to bring Christ down') or, 'Who will descend into the abyss?' (that is to bring Christ up from the dead)." until today. Paul's point is that faith doesn't require what John MacArthur calls "some impossible odyssey"... Continue Reading →

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