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All articles & reviews tagged with sanctification

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August 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Entering the sanctuary

Have you ever wondered about the unpredictability of God’s grace? In other words, have you wondered why so many different men and women, from all social classes, have been brought into the kingdom of God? Perplexity Acts 4:13 reads, ‘Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were…

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August 2019
Articles > Guest column

Why ‘same-sex attraction’ may be a misleading term

Like a swift flowing river, progressive culture seems to surge forward, sweeping all with it. Like dead branches, liberal churches are caught up in the stream. Sometimes evangelicals feel battered by the torrent, barely clinging to the bank. We need renewed confidence in the Spirit’s power. GK Chesterton stated ‘a dead thing can go…

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July 2019
Articles > Guest column

Are unwanted desires sinful?

Last month we contrasted who we are (God’s image bearers) with how we are (scarred by original sin). Rather than defining ourselves and others by the (often sinful) strongest urges we experience, we must embrace the gospel hope of the master restorer. The Spirit of God patiently restores fallen image-bearers to the glorious original:…

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February 2019
Articles > Guest column

Healthy Christianity: Transformed Life and Conduct

In previous articles we have been looking at the importance of balance in the Christian life, following the lead of William Williams, Pantycelyn (1717-91) who wrote a letter at the end of his life in which he said, ‘I have come to see that true religion consists of three parts: first true light respecting…

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Reviews > Book

Spiritual-Mindedness

When people hear a sermon which is searching and convicting, they don’t usually tell the preacher! This book is like that. John Owen, the great seventeenth-century Puritan theologian, wrote it during a period of ill health when he was unable to preach. As with other books in the Banner’s Puritan Paperbacks series, it has…

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Reviews > Book

You Can Change: God’s Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behaviour and Negative Emotions

One day my wife put a copy of this book in my hands and said (with a wry smile) ‘You need to read this!’ But I found it extremely difficult to read; not because the words were difficult or the arguments complex. Just the opposite: it was all too clear and understandable. My wife…

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Reviews > Book

Pocket Puritans Series

These are four books in the new Pocket Puritan series published by the Banner of Truth Trust. Every Christian should profit by reading these small books and hopefully many will be encouraged to read more of the Puritans’ writings.   Anger Management Richard Baxter 58 pages ISBN 978-085151-9791 £4.65 Positively, Baxter wrote, ‘Anger has…

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