Author: Justin Huffman

Grow. (The Command to Ever Expanding Joy)

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.” – 2 Peter 3:18 Grow In Grace Grow. Here is a command, from the apostle Peter himself, to grow spiritually. A command to grow? Does that seem strange? Unfair even? Isn’t growth something that is entirely outside of our control or ability to influence? After all, Jesus himself said, “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature?”[1] I would not try to tell my son how tall he...

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It’s Better to Die Than Hinder the Gospel

“I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of my ground for boasting” (1 Corinthians 9:15). What is the ground for Paul’s boasting? It is the “gospel of Christ” (verse 12). The gospel of Christ is centered on Jesus Himself—His perfect humanity, His full deity, the salvation that He perfectly fashioned on the cross. When Paul glories in the gospel, he is glorying in the good news of Jesus Christ, not just of “salvation” as though separate from Christ. Glorying in the gospel is glorying in Jesus; sharing the gospel is sharing the good news that is centered...

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