Pastor and author Randy Alcorn reminds us in this article that every one of us is becoming someone but what someone we become is dependent on the hundreds of small choices we make daily. From Eternal Perspectives Ministries…………………..
There are many paradoxes in the Christian life that all believers must learn to hold in tension at the same time; that we are already saved and counted as righteous, but we are not yet fully sanctified. This article does a fine job of describing this fact of the Christian life to our benefit. From Beautiful Christian Life…………….
Sanctification is the necessary and important aspect of our growth into the likeness of Jesus. But this is a process which proceeds throughout our lives on earth and is never finished on this side of eternity! But God has promised to complete what He has started! From Beautiful Christian Life……………….
In this article, we are reminded that God’s work of creating things of great beauty and long-lasting quality often involves great heat and pressure! And not just for rock formations………..From Gentle Reformation……………………
BOOK REVIEW AN INFINITE JOURNEY by Andrew M. Davis (Ambassador International; 2014)
An Infinite Journey is written by author and pastor Andrew Davis. Davis also heads up a ministry called Two Journeys, which focuses on the two journeys of the Christian life, which are the outward journey of the advancement of the gospel message and the inward journey toward sanctification. This book, obviously, focuses on this vital inward journey for every Christian.
Davis begins this book by making the case that sanctification is always tightly bound up with justification — indeed, sanctification is only possible after we have been justified and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Then, the majority of the book covers the aspects of the believer that grow and mature in sanctification: knowledge, faith, character, and actions. As Davis delves into each of these aspects that set believers apart from the world, he draws upon his experiences and skills honed over years as a pastor and seminary professor. The result is a book on what could be an overwhelming subject to one that lovingly and encouragingly draws readers to better understand spiritual growth and then to actively desire it and pursue it.
It is sad that more churches do not make sanctification more of an emphasis and provide more specific directions and exhortations toward growth. But this book does a very admirable job in filling this gap and is approachable for any believer in any stage of their Christian walk. Highly recommended!!
The point that Randy Alcorn makes in this article is that while believers will never completely conquer sin in this life, yet the point of sanctification is to see ongoing progress in spiritual maturity and strength throughout our Christian lives. From Eternal Perspectives Ministries……………