Committed to Doctrines of Grace and Missions

Sometimes a commitment to the doctrines of grace has led some Christians to wrongly become hyper Calvinists (click here). This only proves that no system keeps man from being thoroughly depraved; but that point proves Calvinism rather than… Read More

Earning versus effort: grace, justification, and sanctification

As Christians, we know we have responsibilities–love God, love one another, care for widows and orphans, forgive our enemies, share the gospel of Christ, make disciples, etc. But even as we put forth effort in the Christian life… Read More

the grace of God has appeared

Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,” Tít 2:11 Vả, ân điển Đức Chúa Trời hay cứu mọi người, đã được bày tỏ ra rồi. Xem chi tiết: “Đức Chúa Trời… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 4

“Ministry itself can create a mask of performance, the projection of success. Everyone wants to be a winner. In contrast, Jesus never used his power to show off. He used his power for love. So he wasn’t immediately… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 3

“So when the business folds, the relationship falls apart, or your parenting blueprints don’t work, you can grieve the failure but not be undone by it. Loss is painful, but the things we lose are not our ultimate… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 2

“How we define failure, and the failures we most fear, reveal what we are building our identity on. They show that we are looking to something other than God’s love and acceptance in Christ to give legitimacy and… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 1

“So when we fail, we need not be shaken at the core. The gospel says more about us than our failures do. The verdict God speaks over us trumps every other verdict spoken over us by our voices… Read More

Grace and the Asian Mind

Is grace extra hard to grasp for the Asian mind? Here’s one Asian American’s view:   ‘A gift given means a gift must be repaid.… ‘Principle of Reciprocity ‘My family’s social dynamics, both American and Chinese, generally reflected… Read More

Regeneration, God’s Grace, New Birth–Part 5

Sự Tái Sinh Bằng Quyết Định Là Gì? What is “decisional regeneration”? English Written: GSiV “Regeneration, God’s Grace, New Birth” (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4) Audio: Timothy Juhnke “Decisional Regeneration”   English and Vietnamese Written/Viết: GSiV “Discerning what… Read More

Regeneration, God’s Grace, New Birth–Part 4

“We’ve been telling people the lie…that if you do this [pray a prayer], then God will make you born again. You see the only difference between baptismal regeneration and decisional regeneration is the new birth is just attached… Read More