All tagged Redemption

The Charge to Pray: A Sermon from 1 Timothy 2

In 1 Timothy 2, Paul begins his actual, practical instructions to his young disciple, Timothy. And it is not by accident that the first of these exhortations mentioned is prayer. Prayer is the chief assignment for those entrusted with the gospel of grace. Prayer is absolutely paramount to the Christian in the life of faith.

The Mysterious & Majestic Mandate of the Messiah: A Sermon from Mark 1

In Mark 1, we learn that Jesus was not opposed to benevolence in his earthly ministry; he healed countless lives, after all. However, I seriously doubt all those in crowd with “diverse diseases” were seeking him for his doctrine. And rather than merely being known as one who performed miracles, Jesus was desirous of being known through the fundamental elements of his ministry: death and resurrection.

#38: On Living Fallen & Free with Tullian Tchividjian

In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I’m joined once again by Tullian Tchividjian to discuss the phrase “simul justus et peccator” and all its vast implications in the life of a Christian. We endeavor to unpack the significance of this phrase and show that it is, indeed, the heart of the gospel message.

The Divine Portrait of Love

Whenever preachers get up to speak about the topic of love, they usually go to passages like 1 Corinthians 13. They are apt to do so — for there, under the Spirit’s design and influence, the apostle Paul gives the Christian the most complete view of love we’ve ever been given.

Dependent, Obedient, Biblical Faith

When endeavoring to define faith in the biblical sense, teachers and preachers hasten to bring their audience to Hebrews 11. This, of course, is the “faith chapter,” or the “hall of faith” (as it’s commonly called), in which we’re made to see this heroic faithfulness as displayed in the lives of many prominent Scriptural figures.

Turning Our World Upside-Down

Have you ever really thought about how crazy your salvation is? You may have never thought of it in those terms, but truly, your redemption and rescue from eternal damnation is a jarring truth, one that should spawn tears of joy and shouts of praise. It’s baffling that such a salvation is proffered for those who are bona fide criminals.