Author: Jason Helopoulos

Contentment? Is it Possible?

Discontentment may be the greatest trap in our culture–greater than lust, greed, and even lying, because discontentment can lead to all these other sins. I have never met an individual who had an affair without first being discontent. I have never spoken with a drunkard, a gossiper, a liar, or an idolater of body or rest or recreation without them alluding to discontentment. And it feels like the entire world is colluding to stir discontentment within us. Every billboard, every commercial, every brochure tends to communicate, “You deserve more” and “You need more.” Contentment is a slippery thing. As...

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Sin is No Friend

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers understand what sin is, how serious sin is, and how great the grace of God, who offers redemption to sinners from sin and new life in Christ. David Dunham opened our series on sin with a look at sin and biochecmical brokenness. Zach wrote on overcoming a sinful theology of Lent and Fasting. Nick Batzig wrote on two dangers and three duties in confessing sin to one another. Dave wrote on indwelling sin, positional sanctification, and progressive sanctification. Dave wrote on living however you want a looking...

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JC Ryle’s Holiness–A Review

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what holiness is, and how to reflect the holiness of God through Christ in a sinful world. Chris Poblete shares David Brainerd’s thoughts on longing for holiness. C. Walter wrote on the beauty of holiness. Brian shared directions to walking with God. Dave wrote on three ways to pursue purity. Zach wrote on three lessons we can learn from Judas Iscariot. Mike Boling wrote on applying the salve of Christ to anger. Dave wrote on knowing and obeying the commands of Christ. Mike wrote on...

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