Author of the book “The Hole in Our Holiness,” professor and minister Kevin DeYoung explains the vital need for sanctification in the Christian life.
A Reformation of the Heart (Sinclair Ferguson)
The Protestant Reformation was about more than a recovery of the Bible and its doctrine of salvation. God was ultimately dealing with the problem of the human heart and spiritual death through His grace in Christ.
Highlights of the message:
- How the gospel of justification is meant to transform the heart
- The difference between the Catholic and Protestant versions of justification
- The different ways Scripture shows its readers the need for Christ
- The problem of the spiritually dead and the blindness to their condition
- The great privilege of being a Christian
Questions for Study
These questions are based on the information from this message and follow the order of the talk. Some of the questions may challenge you to think beyond what you hear and take what you learn a step further through application or bringing in knowledge you might already have.
- Why is there no justification without heart transformation?
- How does a superficial view of sin lead to a superficial view of grace and vice versa?
- Can a Christian ever become “more” justified? Why or why not?
- What does the idea of “disinheritance” have to do with the gospel?
- Why is investing in education without the gospel doomed to fail?
- Why does God ultimately justify sinners?
The Christian life is not merely about rejoicing in the power of Christ for salvation. The power of Christ is at work in Christians so that they may truly consider themselves “dead to sin.” Dr. Martyn Llloyd-Jones explains this from Romans ch.6-8.
Do you need motivation to fight sin in your life? Do you need help understanding why you need to put sin to death?
The doctrine of election is incredibly relevant to your Christian growth and affects your humility, thankfulness, joy, obedience, good works, evangelism and even worship.
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