Blog Posts | Salvation

Why Jesus Came (John 3:16-17)

| Sep 2, 2017

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John 3:16–17, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in Jesus […]

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Going Deeper: John 14:6

| Jan 13, 2014

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I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.—John 14:6 Take time this week to study, memorize, and meditate on this astonishing declaration of Jesus. Here are some study helps for you and your household: I AM—Using a concordance, look up scriptures where Jesus gave […]

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The Gospel in One Sentence

| Dec 2, 2013

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We have a need. The cross is proof of our need. Apart from Christ, our lives are in danger. We are spiritually adrift, dead in our sins, and hopeless in our fallen state. We are estranged from our Creator God.

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The Pivotal Place of Hearing

| Nov 18, 2013

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So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.—Romans 10:17 Hearing God’s word is a life or death matter. Yahweh our God says, “man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD” (Deuteronomy 8:3). We perish if God does not speak to us. […]

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Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ

| Oct 29, 2013

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Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.—Romans 5:18–19 The “therefore” at the beginning of our passage is […]

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“In Christ” and the Powerful Decree

| Jan 27, 2013

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In his book Counted Righteous in Christ, John Piper argues for the doctrine of justification by faith, in particular, the imputation of Jesus’s righteousness to those who believe. This means that when sinners put their faith in Christ — when they are “found in him” — his righteousness is counted as their own. The Father looks […]

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What Jesus Did for Us

| Oct 9, 2012

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Isaiah 53:4–5, Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. There is no question […]

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Salvation in No One Else

| Sep 10, 2012

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Acts 4:11–12, This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. The Old Testament makes two points crystal clear: there is only […]

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“With Long Life I Will Satisfy Him”

| Aug 25, 2012

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Psalm 91 ends “With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation” (verse 16). The previous verses have centered on deliverance and protection, as the entire psalm has asserted. But as we have seen in the last few weeks, this protection is not an escape from all hardship. Christians suffer. Many have […]

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Because He Knows My Name

| Aug 20, 2012

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Psalm 91:14-16, Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show […]

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What Psalm 91 Says About Christian Suffering

| Aug 17, 2012

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In a recent meditation on Psalm 91, John Piper draws out two important conclusions: I conclude that Psalm 91 means two things about the suffering of the saints. One is that often God amazingly delivers them physically when others around them are falling. The other is that God often wills for his children to suffer, but forbids […]

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The Most High, Who Is My Refuge

| Aug 6, 2012

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Psalm 91:9–10, Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place — the Most High, who is my refuge — no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. No final evil can befall you. That is the what the psalmist means. No ultimate plague will come near your tent. […]

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No Final Evil Can Befall You

| Jul 20, 2012

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“For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.” This is the promise of Psalm 91:3. It true for all of those who embrace Jesus Christ in saving faith. But what about James Chalmers, a Scottish-born Presbyterian missionary of the 19th century? In a 1984 article from John […]

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Jesus, Our Rescue and Refuge

| Jul 16, 2012

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Psalm 91:3–4, For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. We learn two things about the shadow of the Almighty (verse 1) in our verses […]

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The Path of Life Made Known

| Jan 16, 2012

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Psalm 16:11, You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. “Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” David begins Psalm 16. Immediately, we see the language of faith (cf. Psalm 2:11). David trusts in the Lord. […]

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