Ligon Duncan on How Reformed Theology has Wrestled with Sanctification in the Past

May 21, 2018Ligon Duncan, Sanctification, Videos

During Kevin DeYoung‘s pastorate at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, the Magnify Conference was established. In 2015, the speaker was Dr. Ligon Duncan and the theme was sanctification. In this session, Dr. Duncan speaks on how reformed theology has wrestled with sanctification in the past. Ligon Duncan is the Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological … Read More

What is sanctification?

July 19, 2017Sanctification

In these two videos, John Piper and Tim Keller discuss the meaning of sanctification, its biblical roots, and its relevance for the Christian life today. Piper and Keller Wrestle with Sanctification from Desiring God on Vimeo. More on Sanctification from Piper and Keller from Desiring God on Vimeo.

The Desperate Everyday Need For Christ

January 21, 2014Gospel, Jeremy Kimble, Sanctification

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, is always a helpful companion when thinking through various aspects of the Christian life (an excellent biography of Lloyd-Jones can be found here). He often highlights our desperate state in the clutches of sin, and the need we have of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here Lloyd-Jones is dealing with the issue of … Read More

Recommended Resources on Assurance for Tenderhearted Souls

July 2, 2013Assurance, Reviews, Sanctification, Timothy Raymond

Call it “melancholy”, call it spiritual depression, call it excessively introspective, Bible-believing Christians have always recognized the category of the tenderhearted soul.  This is the true believer who is nonetheless overly anxious, almost obsessive, about his spiritual state.  Everybody around him will quickly identify him as a godly Christian, but for whatever reason, he can’t … Read More

Legalism or Obedience?

November 15, 2012Fred Zaspel, Sanctification, Uncategorized

By Fred Zaspel– Try to imagine it. You are playing a game of Monopoly, and your opponent throws a ten with the dice. Then he picks up his player marker and begins counting his steps. Immediately you realize he will land on the corner — “Go to Jail!” Well, he doesn’t want to land there, … Read More

Quenching the Spirit

September 13, 2012Fred Zaspel, Sanctification

By Fred Zaspel– In 1 Thessalonians 5:19 the Lord gives us a command through his inspired apostle that I have often found fascinating. In most translations the verse reads, “Do not quench the Spirit.” In our NIV it reads more colorfully, “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire.” I find this verse fascinating not simply … Read More