Category Archives: Practical Christianity

J.I. Packer on Salvation and Repentence

This may be the best couple paragraphs J.I Packer ever wrote: To the question; ‘what must I do to be saved?‘, the old gospel replies: believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. To the further question; ‘what does it mean to … Continue reading

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Recommended Devotionals

Here are some of the richest devotional materials I’ve come across.  I think its beneficial to have a devotional work or two to plow through year-by-year.  These Bible-saturated works have worshipfully ushered me into the presence of the Lord time … Continue reading

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Ways to Worship Jesus Christ this Easter

1. Listen to this powerful sermon, “The Father’s Cup: A Crucifixion Narrative” (23 minutes) 2. Read the gospel accounts of Christ’s suffering , death and resurrection (Matthew 26-28; Mark 14-16; Luke 23-24; John 18-20).  Take your time and ask the Holy Spirit to … Continue reading

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Watch and Pray: Wisdom from J.C. Ryle

If you haven’t followed the coverage of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy this past week, it has been heart wrenching. People without power, entire cities under water and some dead as a result of this super storm. God, help … Continue reading

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Boundless Post: Indulging the Sirens

I recently reflected on a scene from Homer’s Greek classic, The Odyssey (illustrated above) and how it illustrates the lengths we must sometimes go to overcome temptation. You can read it here. You can also find all of my Boundless … Continue reading

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J.C. Ryle on the Holiness of Jesus Christ

I love this excerpt from J.C. Ryle’s classic, Holiness (1877). Ryle calls Christians to pursue holiness by pursuing Christ: A holy man will strive to be like our Lord Jesus Christ. He will not only live the life of faith in … Continue reading

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J.C. Ryle & J.I. Packer on Holiness

Few things are as important and daunting as personal holiness. Doubts as to whether its even possible to be holy this side of glory and the promise that Christ will one day make his followers holy anyway have stagnated this … Continue reading

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