Sanctification: Which Chapter Are You?

Step by StepLately I’ve thought about the first half of Paul’s epistle to the Romans, and how the development of Paul’s argument seems to parallel the progress of our walk with Jesus. Paul begins with describing the dire state of the unbeliever (chapters 1-3), then moves on to salvation (chapters 3-5), then to sanctification (chapters 6-8). Paul’s intention is that each one of us progress in life through to chapter 8; that we don’t get stuck in some earlier chapter (i.e. be satisfied with just being saved, or even be satisfied without salvation).

If you’re like most Christians, you probably find living a righteous, God-honoring life to be a difficult, if not impossible, task. You may be in the habit of condemning yourself for your lack of victory over sin. You may even have given up trying. If so, my latest writing, Victory Over Sin, was written to help you understand that, just as salvation is not by works, neither is sanctification by works. God does the work.

Website Changed to WordPress

As you can see, I’ve changed the website again. The main URL is still the same, but now I’m running under WordPress rather than my half-baked home-brew kludge. This will allow me to easily organize and maintain the site and concentrate more on posting.

Virtually all of the old material (over 1.3 megabytes) has been transfered to the new site and is listed on the right side of this page. Most of the HTML has been cleaned up, but some pages still need work (notably the Discipleship Class notes). There are also some broken links to outside sites that need fixing. If you notice any glitches, just let me know.

I am also in the final stages of self-publishing my book, Seeing Jesus – A Disciple’s Perspective. I’m just waiting for the final proofreader’s inputs, then I’ll publish it through Amazon’s CreateSpace website.