The “Great Mistake” that Many Christians Make from the Start.

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Got 10 minutes to find out? And to learn why our experience is the wrong thing to look at with respect to our Christian faith?

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

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And thanks to flickr and jayneandd, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sanctification Hounds

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“There’s more work to be done concerning your sanctification.”

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And more of the ones who aren’t doing it themselves are gonna tell you what you should be doing regarding your sanctification.

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Here’s my advice:  Forget trying to improve people (or yourselves) in God’s eyes.  Dump that “3rd use” baloney, and just preach the law and the gospel, to kill off and to make alive again.

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And BEFORE you write in with your 27 page tome with excerpts from the Lutheran Confessions and the Bible to buttress your little self-improvement/righteousness project…take a good long look in the mirror and honestly ask yourself what this project has done for you.

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1 Corinthians 6:11 ESV

“And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

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Romans 10:4 ESV

” For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” 

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Thanks to flickr and Christian_Wall_Art, for the photo.

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In the end, what the gospel is really all about.

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The gospel.

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It’s not about our security, or our wants and desires, or our material blessings, or the good and bad in our lives.

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click > After all else…what the gospel is finally all about.

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Thank you, Pastor Mark.

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And thanks to flickr and Livingword2012, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Prostitutes will enter the Kingdom of Heaven before preachers will”

What?

Jesus spoke to Nicodemus and laid some heavy ideas on him. Actually these “new” ideas weren’t heavy at all, but they were light…and freeing. But they were radically different and frightening to people stuck in the self-justification/sanctification, living by the law (for righteousness) game.

The sanctification of the righteous, the religion project, the improving yourself in the eyes of God project are all things that work against what Jesus brought to this world, and to you, via His cross and resurrection.

Give this one 10 minutes of your time. It may be the most productive 10 minutes you’ve spent in a long time.

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click> Jesus speaks to Nicodemus

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Thank you, Pastor Mark.

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And thanks to flickr and IPS Inter Press Service, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sanctification – The Theology of the Cross – and the similarities between Evangelical and Roman Catholic theologies

Where does the Christian life start?  From the resurrection…or the cross?

A good one. It will no doubt ruffle a few feathers…but then the pure gospel always seems to do that.

Enjoy:

Listen to >Sanctification vis a’ vis the Theology of the Cross

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.
And thanks to flickr and mirandoll, for the photo.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Starting off on the wrong foot in the Christian life

This class expands on the “free-will” topic, and how an improper understanding brings the believer to the wrong focus:

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 Listen > Starting off on the wrong foot in the Christian life

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

And thanks to flickr and genebob, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Yeah…but what about our sanctification?!”

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In the words of Tony from Jersey…

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“Fahgettaboutit….”

 

 

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