A life of holiness

"Holiness is consecrated closeness to God." - J.I Packer in Packer on the Christian Life by Sam Storms The final entry in SEND's doctrinal statement reads: We believe that the presence of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit in the believer will result in a life of holiness and a walk of obedience to the …

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Meditation on the Church

The church is important. In Christ and Culture Revisited, D.A. Carson writes, We need to be reminded that the only human organization that continues into eternity is the church. (217). This statement, made somewhat in passing, highlights the importance of the church. The seventh part of SEND's Statement of Faith is: We believe that the …

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Meditation on Sin and Salvation

We have been working our way through the SEND International Statement of Faith asking how these statements hold our thoughts, affections, and actions. The fifth statement deals with sin and salvation: We believe that all people are sinful and can be saved only by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ. This statement …

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Meditations on the Work of Christ

As we continue in our meditations on the SEND Doctrinal Statement we are taking our second look at the third section: "We believe in Jesus Christ, God the Son, the world's only Savior; in His pre-incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, burial, and bodily resurrection, and in His personal, visible return to earth;" In a previous …

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Meditation on the Person of Christ

As we continue in our meditations on the SEND Doctrinal Statement we come to the third section: "We believe in Jesus Christ, God the Son, the world's only Savior; in His pre-incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, burial, and bodily resurrection, and in His personal, visible return to earth;" I am dividing this into …

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