Author Archives: St. John Studies

Guardrail Number One

One of the “elder statesmen” in my adult Sunday school class has touted the idea recently that human beings need guardrails.  He has borrowed this idea from Pastor Andy Stanley [founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries in Georgia … Continue reading

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THE STANDARDS…

“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.  Blessed are those who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart—they do no wrong but follow His ways. You have laid … Continue reading

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Here are My questions about Sin…*

Some of the readers of this blog may have seen a few references in some of my posts to my being “born-again.”  Most Christians know what that means.  When a person comes to believe in Jesus Christ and knows enough … Continue reading

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Picking Me Up and Dusting Me Off…

Recently, on September 16, the topic on this blog was sin and how Christians seem to be obsessed with it.*  All Christians know sin is real and we know we need to admit that it is real in our lives … Continue reading

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This may be one of the least popular posts I have written…

John Stott writes* “Christians are often criticized for harping on it too much.  But it is only because Christians are realists that they do so…it is a fact of human experience” [61]. In my previous post, I got personal.  I … Continue reading

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Dirt in the Carpet: We Need the Power of Jesus Christ…

John Stott writes* “Christians are often criticized for harping on it too much.  But it is only because Christians are realists that they do so…it is a fact of human experience” [61]. What is it? We are talking about sin. … Continue reading

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Chapter Six John Stott Quotes from “The Cross of Christ”………

“So much of the explanation that Stott furnishes is superb, superb to the point that it is quotable.” [I wrote that in my previous post.] I could not comment on all the wonderful thoughts in the chapter but the content … Continue reading

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The Self-Substitution of God

Why does author and theologian John Stott entitle Chapter Six of The Cross of Christ the “Self-Substitution of God?”  As I conclude my comments on Chapter Six, let’s revisit this extremely complicated idea.  What makes it complicated?  God felt wrath … Continue reading

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“Help Is On The Way”

I get inklings. I don’t claim to have the gift of “prophecy”.  I don’t believe I can look into the future and see things that are coming, but sometimes I get inklings, those little hints at what may happen.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Passover and the Self-substitution of God

My first church experiences were in a Methodist church in a rural area of Kentucky.  It was called Hebron Methodist Church; it was my father’s home church.  However my mother was raised in a Disciples of Christ church and she … Continue reading

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