Volume 1 | Issue 25 – October 22, 2015
Pastor Steve shares these links to stimulate some Thursday Thoughts…
The Church is Not a Drive-Through … Daniel Hyde at Ligonier writes a brief, yet important, consideration of what it means to go to church: “We need to stop treating the church this way. The church is a body, not a drive-through. It is a group of living people. The church is a spiritual place, not a social club. When we come on the Lord’s Day, we need to expect that God is going to meet with us in the power of His Holy Spirit. Further, we need to expect that there will be others there who need our spiritual gifts.” You can read the rest HERE.
Two from Murray!
First he writes: “There are a number of reasons (good and bad) why so many Christians are attracted to this modern version of passive sanctification. 1. Keeps justification central in the Christian life Although we are only justified once, by our initial act of saving faith, yet we need to appropriate that justification time and time again. We do need to understand it more, believe it more, know it more, and experience it more. “Remember it, recognize it, realize it, relax in it, and rejoice in it. Yes!” You can read the rest HERE.
Then he writes: “One danger of passive sanctification is of confusing and conflating sanctification with justification, which may end up with us losing both of them. Thus, the worthy desire to exalt justification ends up with us losing it, and the commendable desire to connect sanctification with justification in this way ends up with us losing both.” You can read the rest HERE.