Resources to start your week

As mentioned before, I want to provide links to other sites that contain solid theological information through articles, podcasts, or sermons. These won’t always be published on Monday, but the goal is to do at least one per week. Today’s resources include links from Credo Magazine, For the Church, and Ligonier.

From Credo Magazine – Living Sacrifice The Christian Life as Death and Resurrection

“In fact, in Romans 12:1, Paul calls all Christians to present their “bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.” This echoes the earlier words of Jesus, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matt. 16:24-25). In Jesus’ day, the only time people saw someone carrying a cross was when he, like Jesus, was carrying it to his death. Jesus requires that all his followers give up their lives, and follow him alone.”

 

From Ligonier – What’s the Answer to the Modern Day Church?

Steve Lawson writes: “What are we to do? We must do what Calvin and the Reformers did so long ago. There are no new remedies for old problems. We must come back to old paths. We must capture the centrality and pungency of biblical preaching once again. There must be a decisive return to preaching that is Word-driven, God-exalting, Christ-centered, and Spirit-empowered. We desperately need a new generation of expositors, men cut from the same bolt of cloth as Calvin. Pastors marked by compassion, humility, and kindness must once again “preach the Word.” In short, we need Calvins again to stand in pulpits and boldly proclaim the Word of God.”

 

From For the Church – It’s Not Enough to Have Your Sins Forgiven

Matthew Barrett writes: “What we need is positive righteousness. But such righteousness must come from a perfect, flawless life of obedience, and we certainly have no such righteousness (hence the need to have our sins forgiven!). What we need is alien righteousness, a righteousness that is not our own but is reckoned to our account. The only way we can be declared righteous is if the perfect merit of Christ is imputed to us.”

 

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