Category Archives: Spiritual growth

“Suffering is not for nothing” – Elisabeth Elliot

This is part 1 in a series on suffering, by the missionary wife of Jim Elliot, who, in 1956, along with 4 other men,  was killed by an indigenous tribe in South America, when they attempted to take the gospel … Continue reading

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What is the essence and root of sin?

Excellent message by John Piper https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/what-is-sin-the-essence-and-root-of-all-sinning

Posted in Original sin, Spiritual growth

Insightful comments on Philippians 4:5

John MacArthur has some very insightful comments on the verse in Philippians 4:5 – Let your forbearing / reasonable / content / gracious / gentle spirit be evident to all men, the Lord is near”. “Rejoice in the Lord always; … Continue reading

Posted in Sanctification/Holy living, Spiritual growth

Praise the Father, Praise the Son, Praise the Spirit, three in One.

 

Posted in Music, Spiritual growth, Spiritual songs, worship

What is your only Comfort in life and Death?

This comfort and hope can only come to those who are born again (John 3:1-21; Ezekiel 36:26-27), to those who have understood they are sinners without hope apart from Christ, repented (Mark 1:15; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:28; 3:19; Acts 17:30-31; … Continue reading

Posted in Catechism, Perseverance, Spiritual growth

All Praise to Him . . . the Triune God

Study in the word of God and theology and apologetics must always be wrapped in worship, praise, singing, and the “one another” of the local church gathered. “. . . but be filled with the Spirit . . . ” … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Spiritual growth, Spiritual songs, worship

As I walk through this dark forest

As I walk through this dark forest. On Triablogue http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2018/08/as-i-walked-through-wilderness-of-this.html

Posted in Perseverance, Sanctification/Holy living, Spiritual growth

Having Biblical faith, prayer, and “speaking to the Mountain”

20 As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. 21 Being reminded, Peter *said to Him, “Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly … Continue reading

Posted in Exegesis, Faith, Prayer, Spiritual growth, Word of Faith heresies

The only full and revealed answer to suffering in this life

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
I wrote this several years ago at another blog that I write (James Swan’s Beggars All Reformation and Apologetics. We don’t know all the answers for our questions about pain and suffering in this…

Posted in Incarnation of Jesus Christ, Spiritual growth, Suffering and God's Sovereignty, The doctrine of the Trinity, Theology, Theology of God, Truth

Pilgrim’s Media on Faith

A good analysis of saving faith in Jesus Christ.  The true faith of conversion that demonstrates the reality in application and change. https://thepilgrimsmedia.wordpress.com/2018/03/30/the-characteristics-of-conversion-what-is-faith/#_ftn1  

Posted in Faith, Gospel Truth, Salvation, Spiritual growth, Theology