Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

How Douglas Moo Would "Tweet" the Doctrine of Justification

NT scholar Douglas Moo's concise definition of the doctrine of justification:
The Bible pictures all human beings as defendants in a courtroom: a courtroom in which God is the judge and our sins constitute the evidence against us. The judge weighs the evidence and finds every single one of us guilty of sin and announces that we, therefore, must be condemned. The marvellous news of justification is that God has himself provided for us the means of escaping that condemnation: by responding to his gracious initiative in faith, we become joined with Christ, who died for us and was raised for us. We become joined to Christ, who takes on himself the penalty for our sin and covers us with the ‘righteousness’ that we need to reverse the verdict of condemnation and receive the verdict of ‘justified’, ‘right’ with God. And because we have been joined to Christ, the holy one, and have in that union received the gift of God’s powerful holy Spirit, we, who have been justified, also find our lives transformed so that we love God and neighbour.
 This was taken from Justin Taylor's blog.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I created a couple of new archive sites for memory verses (now in ESV: English Standard Version) and for sermons (with handouts and MP3 downloads).  The memory verses follow the Living Life Devotional texts chosen for each month. You can find them in the links below:

Memory Verses (ESV) here.

Sermons Archives here.

Monday, April 05, 2010

How He Loves Us

We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
So Heaven meets earth like sloppy wet kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way ...

He love us ... O how He loves us ...