Practical Holiness

Practical Holiness

During our last post we talked about positional holiness. We are in Christ, and because of that, we are saints of God—set apart. There is a sense in which we have already been made holy. This post we will talk about practical holiness. A Goal to Pursue Practical...
Positional Holiness

Positional Holiness

During my last post I wrote about the disciple’s pursuit: holiness. I suggested that as disciples of Jesus, we should pursue holiness; that is, we should desire to be more like Him. Paul expresses this desire in Philippians 3:10, notice what he says, “My goal is to...
Disciple’s Pursuit

Disciple’s Pursuit

The Disciple’s Pursuit: Holiness In his classic work The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges beautifully illustrates the dual nature of the development of practical holiness in the life of a believer. By “dual nature,” I mean God’s part and a believer’s part. The...
How Will You Be Remembered?

How Will You Be Remembered?

Last week was a bittersweet experience for me. My mentor, Conrad Beiber, went home to be with the Lord. When I heard the news I called his wife, Carmen, to share my love, comfort and support. She told me at that time that he had planned out his “ideal” funeral service...
Character Counts

Character Counts

Coach John Wooden was incredible. He won ten basketball championships in twelve years, with seven in a row. He is the only person inducted into the college basketball hall of fame as both a player and a coach. But what is more impressive than his playing and coaching...
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