Thoughts on the Doctrines of GraceSunday, July 01, 2012
In 2002, during an Adult Bible Study class on the doctrines of grace I was co-leading at a church where I pastored in West Michigan, multiple questions were asked by deep-thinking people who understood the far-reaching effects of such a theology. My attempts to answer their questions took the form of an essay. After a span of almost a year the essays mounted up, and together they formed a body of writing which answered questions not often asked in other theology books on the subject.
I have attempted to gather these essays together here on Miscellanies on the Gospel for a wider audience and readership. I trust they will be as helpful to everyone else as they were to the small group we were leading over a decade ago now. The questions and subject matters are wide-ranging and at some points deeply personal, as you'll see. The substance of the doctrines of grace not only makes the heart go deeper in a higher view of God, but it should make the heart stretch farther for those who are deep in spiritual poverty.
- Love it When a Plan Comes to Together!
- Can God Love His Glory and Me at the Same Time?
- From Slavery to Slavery: Our Freedom...in Christ
- Dead in Sin: A Scriptural Synonym for Slavery to Sin
- The Heart of the Matter
- Human Inability: The Missing or Damaged Gear of the Gospel
- Free Willery I
- Free Willery II
- Free Willery III
- Understanding God's Wrath in Romans 1-3
- Chosen in Him? Or Choosing Him?
- The Troublesome Doctrine of Double-Predestination
- Why Did Jesus Come to Those Whom He Knew Would Never be His Sheep?
- In What Sense Can it be Said that Jesus Died for the Whole World?
- It's Not About How Much We Love Him: Keeping Pace as a Marathon Saint
- The Gospel in a Nutshell
- I Think God Saved My Oldest Son!