The Basis for Grace

In his book, The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything, Fred Sanders suggests that the Trinity is the basis for grace. Grace is unmerited favor. In the words of A.W. Pink, grace is “favor shown where there is positive demerit in the one...

Parenting and the Cross

Every repetition of the fifth commandment in scripture ends with the reminder that there are consequences for obedience or disobedience. Col. 3:20 is no exception. “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” Although we are justified by...

Keep Yourself in the Love of God

The most common complaint I hear from Christians is this. “I know God loves me, but most of the time I don’t feel that love. It is not real to me.”Jude 21 lays down the solution. “Keep yourself in the love of God.” That doesn’t mean...

Does God Need People?

What is God like? How can we know him? One place to start is with God’s aseity. Aseity is a fancy word that just means “without need,” or “underived.” Someone that has aseity exists out of nothing. God has aseity. In Moses encounter with...