Functional Saviors

It’s possible for our dependence to reside on something other than either Christ’s righteousness or our own. Sometimes we look to other things to satisfy and fulfill us-to “save us. These “functional saviors” can be any object of dependence we embrace that isn’t God. They become the source of our identity, security, and significance because … Continue reading Functional Saviors

Preach the Gospel to Your Guilt

The greatness of Christ's merit is known best by sinners in deep distress. The thirstier a man is the more he’ll prize a cup of water; the more our sins break and burden us the more we’ll treasure our Healer & Deliverer. Join us in letting this quote resonate deeply within you. Don’t avoid the … Continue reading Preach the Gospel to Your Guilt

Self-righteousness Towards God

Grace changes everything-now and forever! Its cost to God was infinite; its value to us is incalculable. So the thought that we could somehow forfeit the experience of that grace should make us shudder. Paul implies that we nullify grace whenever we’re self-righteous toward God. Who needs the cross if we can justify ourselves before … Continue reading Self-righteousness Towards God

A Renunciation & A Reliance

…faith involves both a renunciation and a reliance. First, we must renounce any trust in our own performance as the basis of our acceptance before God. We trust in our own performance when we believe we’ve earned God’s acceptance by our good works. But we also trust in our own performance when we believe we’ve … Continue reading A Renunciation & A Reliance