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“Whatever Does Not Proceed From Faith Is Sin”

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Scripture: Psalm 127
Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Contributor: Joel Webbon

It is quite possible to do the right thing, but still be in sin. Romans 14:23 says, “For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” So what does it mean to do something “IN FAITH”?

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Jesus Is NOT The Author Of Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice

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Scripture: Psalm 127
Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Jesus is NOT the author of sugar and spice and everything nice. You cannot manufacture your own “preferred” Jesus. We are to be conformed into HIS likeness, not the other way around. If we truly desire to possess Christ, we must have the RIGHT Christ and the WHOLE Christ.

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“I Was Blind, But Now I See”

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Scripture: Psalm 119
Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In justification, God gives a man spiritual eyes to see, but initial conversion does not produce perfect sight. In sanctification, God progressively improves our vision so that we might see him more clearly.

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How Much Repentance Is Necessary For Salvation?

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Scripture: Psalm 119
Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sin, Contributor: Joel Webbon

No one reaches a point of sinless perfection in this life. In the same way, no one perfectly repents in this life. If you could repent perfectly, you would live perfectly. So how much repentance is necessary to prove that a person is saved?

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The Lord Vindicates The Righteous

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Scripture: Psalm 143
Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Contributor: Joel Webbon

David desires deliverance not only for his own personal welfare, but for the glory of God. David says, “In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!” In other words, he rightly recognizes that if the Lord chooses to rescue him from his enemies, it will be due to two things: Mercy & Righteousness. Mercy toward David, because he too …

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Law & Gospel

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Scripture: Psalm 119
Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Law, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The Gospel is the wind in our sails and the Law is the rudder. The Gospel pushes us and the Law guides us.

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Why Do We Confess Our Sins If We’re Already Forgiven?

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Scripture: 1 John 1:9Psalm 51
Topics: Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Assurance of Salvation, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Law, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In this text, it appears as though confession is a “condition” for forgiveness. So how do we reconcile this text with the idea that Christians are completely forgiven of all their sins (including future sins) …

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Work Your Salvation “Out,” Not “In”

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-21
Topics: Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Assurance of Salvation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Law, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Gospel, Service, Contributor: Joel Webbon

God chose to save you in order to use you. We’re not saved BY our good works, but we are saved UNTO good works.

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The Pursuit of Holiness

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:11-12
Topics: Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Law, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Assurance of Salvation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Personal Holiness, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The Christian life consists not merely of turning from sin but also turning to righteousness. The pursuit of Christ is a pursuit of holiness.

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Growing In Spiritual Maturity

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Topics: Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Assurance of Salvation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Law, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Gospel, Service, Elders, Contributor: Joel Webbon

When it comes to spiritual maturity, character and competency are both necessary and very much related. Are you growing in spiritual maturity?