Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tullian Tchividjian: Two Ways To Realize Radical Obedience: My Indirect Response To Jason Hood – Tullian Tchividjian

Every now and again someone says something that makes perfect sense. Tullian Tchividjian's remark below is the perfect example. I agree wholeheartedly. It's gratitude and adoption as a son of God that motivates holiness, not fear and trembling as though we would be cut off at any moment. Although the warning passages are clear, it's not the warnings that motivate us to obey but knowing that we are accepted by God on the basis of Jesus' active obedience, sinless life, and his atoning death on the cross:

As a pastor, one of my responsibilities is to disciple people into a deeper understanding of obedience—teaching them to say “no” to the things God hates and “yes” to the things God loves. But all too often I have wrongly concluded that the only way to keep licentious people in line is to give them more rules–lay down the law. The fact is, however, that the only way licentious people start to obey is when they get a taste of God’s radical, unconditional acceptance of sinners. The irony of gospel-based sanctification is that those who end up obeying more are those who increasingly realize that their standing with God is not based on their obedience, but Christ’s. --Tullian Tchividjian--

To read the full article click on the link below:

Two Ways To Realize Radical Obedience: My Indirect Response To Jason Hood – Tullian Tchividjian

Update: The quote is actually from Dane Ortlund and is quoted by Tullian in his article. Sorry about that. (See The Radical Gospel: Defiant and Free).

1 comment:

John D. Chitty said...

Tullian's post was so good and clear, I just forwarded it to my wife.

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