The Major Markers of Spiritual Progress

Have you ever wondered what does it really look like to make spiritual progress in your journey? What kind of Christians does the Holy Spirit want to develop? Christians whose lives display the following seven features: Doxology, the habit taught and modeled by Paul of constantly praising God and giving him thanks; Humility, the downward … Continue reading The Major Markers of Spiritual Progress

Jesus’ Beatitudes & the Virtue of Humility

  Of all the virtues Christ commended in the Beatitudes, it is significant that the first is humility, being 'poor in spirit' (Matthew 5:3). The virtue of humility (the blessed gift of self-forgetfulness) underlies all the others: You cannot mourn (5:4) without appreciating how insufficient you are to handle life in your own strength. That is … Continue reading Jesus’ Beatitudes & the Virtue of Humility

Cultivating a Healthy Marriage – Clothed with Humility

During your early years of marriage, you will discover that developing a good marriage is a lot like cultivating a garden (recall Tim Keller’s talk on “Cultivating a Healthy Marriage"). A garden takes a lot of work and it costs more than you figured, it is messier than you anticipated, and it requires greater determination … Continue reading Cultivating a Healthy Marriage – Clothed with Humility

The Power of the Word of God in a Young Pastor’s Life

J.I. Packer, as a young pastor, found himself “marginalized, isolated and required to work on unfulfilling and flawed agendas, in a manner that made him think of the Israelites having to make bricks for Pharaoh.” He claims to have lived “like Moses in Midian, with frustration in [his] heart, wondering what God could possibly be … Continue reading The Power of the Word of God in a Young Pastor’s Life

Three Avenues of Spiritual Attack and What To Do About Them

Our church is under spiritual attack. In fact, all churches are under attack. Every single believer in Christ is engaged in a constant, inescapable battle against spiritual degeneracy in three forms:  Our unbelief of God’s word, our lack of forgiveness of others, and our unhumbled pride in what we are and have done. So, I … Continue reading Three Avenues of Spiritual Attack and What To Do About Them

Growing in Humility

In one of his ordination charges given while Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey offered some wise and practical advice on how to grow in humility: First, thank God, often and always... Thank God, carefully and wonderingly, for your continuing privileges and for every experience of his goodness. Thankfulness is a soil in which pride does … Continue reading Growing in Humility

A Man for Others in Radical Humility

J.I. .Packer highlights the spiritual battle we all face: "We are all engaged in a constant, inescapable battle against spiritual degeneracy in four forms:  Our unhumbled pride, our unbelief of God’s word, our lack of forgiveness of others, and our aversion to taking risks.  All these forms of spiritual degeneration banish true spiritual joy..."   … Continue reading A Man for Others in Radical Humility

What kind of Christians are we attempting to develop at Trinity

Christians whose lives display the following features: Doxology, the habit taught and modeled by Paul of constantly praising God and giving him thanks; Humility, the downward growth that comes by dwelling on the free, boundless,, almighty grace of God that achieves the salvation of sinners, including oneself, through the atoning death of the Lord Jesus … Continue reading What kind of Christians are we attempting to develop at Trinity

Do You Treasure Your Invitation to the Ultimate Banquet?

RSVP - The Ultimate Invitation - A Personal Worship Guide Click on the above for the guide for Luke 14:7-24. Monday: What do you see in Luke 14:7-24 for which you can praise the Lord? What does He desire? Pay particular attention to verse 23. What one way would you live differently if you desired … Continue reading Do You Treasure Your Invitation to the Ultimate Banquet?