Governed by Righteousness

Governed by Righteousness

Governed by Righteousness Paul writes these words in Romans 6:20, For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. (Rom. 6:20 ESV) Verse twenty opens with the word “for” and introduces the grounds for the imperative in versenineteen. The rest...
Do Not Let Sin Reign in Your Life

Do Not Let Sin Reign in Your Life

Do Not Let Sin Reign in Your Life Paul writes these words in Romans 6:12-13,   Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as...
The Cross Wins

The Cross Wins

The Cross Wins Beloved, A few months ago I listed some truths that biblical counseling has taught me. I wrote,   “I have learned a lot of truths in learning, practicing, and teaching biblical counseling. Here are a few of those truths, and in coming posts...
Searching in Service to Others

Searching in Service to Others

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully,   11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent...
We Celebrate the Death of Jesus

We Celebrate the Death of Jesus

Beloved, Today we celebrate the death of Jesus. Did you catch that odd juxtaposition of words? We celebrate…the death… One of my daughters asked me, “Daddy, why do we call Good Friday ‘good’? Isn’t it the day Jesus died?” What...