Category: Personal reminders

Romans 8:16: The Key to Understanding, Obtaining, and Retaining the Assurance of Salvation (In The Proper Context)

Romans 8:16 The Key to Understanding, Obtaining, and Retaining the Assurance of Salvation (As Considered In Its Proper Immediate, Lexical, and Systematic Context) By Curt Wildy Introduction Dear reader, please understand that in writing what I am about to write, I have no desire to puff myself up, gain a following, force my opinions on…

“Judge Not Lest You Be Judged! Only God Can Judge Me! Who are You To Judge Anyone Else? Do You Think Your Perfect? Etcetera…

“JUDGE NOT LEST YOU BE JUDGED! — ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME! — WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE ANYONE ELSE? DO YOU THINK YOU’RE PERFECT?” The above is a common but erroneous sentiment held by those who do not properly exegete Scripture… The Christian is absolutely *commanded* to discern/judge/try/prove all things, including other people. However,…

Pastor Jesse Gistand on God-enabled Faithfulness, Commitment, Obedience, Self-Denial, and Focus

Note: The following is a relatively short excerpt from his May 14, 2016 study titled “Men’s Theology – Leadership Class – Part 5.” For the full audio, please click here or visit: http://www.grace-bible.com/sermons/sermon/2016-05-14/mens-theology-leadership-class-part-5-2016. I cannot stress enough how much I would encourage everyone to listen to it in its entirety. The study speaks volumes concerning…

The Problem Of “Relying On God” Too Much

Introduction Okay, let’s face it, there is absolutely no problem with relying upon God and there is absolutely no such thing as relying upon Him “too much.” The more we cast ourselves upon Him, as He enables, the better off we will be… period. Consider, 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand…

The True Nature Of Agapē Love: How Love & Obedience Are One And The Same

The True Nature Of Agapē Love How Love & Obedience Are One And The Same -or- How Agapē Love Literally Is God-Wrought Obedience To God’s Extant Law Introduction The following is one of the most important doctrines that I have researched/written about, concerning the Christian’s walk before God in light of their justified state. Why is it so…