Christian Behavior 2

“…so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.”

─Titus 3:7-8, NASB

I will not tell of every detail at large included in these words at this time; but shall briefly address those things that I judge most necessary for the people of God. Neither will I need to make any great introduction in explaining the words; they are plain and without that vagueness that requires such a thing; the general scope being this, THAT THEY WHICH HAVE BELIEVED IN GOD SHOULD BE CAREFUL TO MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS.

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Christian Behavior 1

Having formerly written some small matter touching the doctrine of faith, as justification by grace through the faith of Christ’s blood, &etc., here, as that which is secondary to that doctrine, I present you with a few lines touching good works, that I might, just as I first showed you the good and glory of the one, so now show you the beauty and excellence of the other: for although we are justified freely by grace through Christ before God (Romans 3:24, &etc.); yet we are justified before men by our works (James 2:18): in fact, a life of holiness flowing from faith in us that are saved by grace, actually justifies that grace before the world, that justifies us before God (2 Corinthians 6:1-3; 9:12-13; 1 Peter 2:11-12).

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Jesus Manifesto – a book review

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God…. But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;” —1 Corinthians 1:18, 23

When the word manifesto is used these days, one can either think of Francis Schaeffer (A Christian Manifesto), or perhaps Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones (An Emergent Manifesto of Hope), or even Karl Marx (Manifesto of the Communist Party). Coming to you from Thomas Nelson publishers on June 1, 2010 is the collaborative writing effort of Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola, Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ.

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A Puritan Family Devotional in KJV

A Puritan Family Devotional is now available with Scriptures from the King James Version (KJV). This book was created for family and individual meditations, containing, Robert Murray McCheyne’s DAILY BREAD, Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s A PURITAN CATECHISM, the 1689 LONDON BAPTIST CONFESSION of FAITH, and selected hymns and psalms.

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A Puritan Family Devotional in NASB

A Puritan Family Devotional is now available with Scriptures from the New American Standard Bible (NASB). This book was created for family and individual meditations, containing, Robert Murray McCheyne’s DAILY BREAD, Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s A PURITAN CATECHISM, the 1689 LONDON BAPTIST CONFESSION of FAITH, and selected hymns and psalms. Scriptures used in this volume are from the New American Standard Bible.

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