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Gospel Centered Application of the Word ~Tim Brister

Religion-based application focuses on what must I do first; Gospel-centered application focuses on what Jesus has done first. Religion-based application addresses only the fruit of our behavior; Gospel-centered application strikes at the root of heart transformation. Religion-based application says, “I must obey; therefore I’m accepted.” Gospel-centered application says, “I’m accepted; therefore I gladly obey.” Religion-based … Continue reading

You Alone Can Rescue

Who, oh Lord, could save themselves, Their own soul could heal? Our shame was deeper than the sea Your grace is deeper still You alone can rescue, You alone can save You alone can lift us from the grave You came down to find us, led us out of death To You alone belongs the … Continue reading

Studying Jesus: Seeing Compassion

Luke 13:10-17: [10] Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. [11] And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. [12] When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, … Continue reading

Recruiting Men to Disciple – Seth Barnes

I get daily emails from Seth Barnes. It’s a long story of how I found Seth’s website, but suffice it to say it was part of the groundwork God was using to move me forward in jumping out into “the great unknown”, to live intentionally for the Kingdom, and leave everything else behind. Today’s post … Continue reading

The Faith Shaper: Luke 8

I have been studying Luke’s gospel in my personal Bible study. Today I finished chapter 8, and I noticed something as I tried to get an overview of Christ’s interactions within this lengthy passage: Jesus is preeminent in a lot of different scenarios. (I’ll get to those in just a moment) I have been getting … Continue reading

Clear Proof of Being a Christian

I am reading the Fall 2012 issue of the Free Grace Broadcaster. It’s topic is Vital Prayer (link opens issue as pdf). In the first article entitled, “The Most Important Subject”, J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) writes the following quote as he discusses how prayer is a sure mark of a true Christian: But this I do … Continue reading