Category Archives: Sanctification

The House Fire

Tom Dekorne Helpless.  Devastated, but alive.  The heat of the flames force him to stay back at a safe distance and watch all of his possessions serve as fuel for this great fire.  With smoke in his eyes, burns on his skin and soot in his hair, he stands on at a safe distance while…

Condemned No More

-Pastor Robbie Cheuvront   Perhaps one of the most comforting scriptures in all of the Bible is Romans 8:1, There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. But what does “in Christ Jesus” really mean? Pastor Erik’s message this past Sunday centered around this very topic (not necessarily Romans 8:1, but…

Planning to Read the Bible in 2013

-Pastor Erik Reed   The year is coming quickly to an end. 2012 has flown by and a new year awaits us. With a new year comes new opportunities, goal-setting, and a chance to make adjustments to what we have done in the previous year. One of the goals of every Christian should be to…

Help For Hypocrisy – Part 2

-Pastor Daniel Williams In the first part of my post, earlier last week, we looked the obvious reality that hypocrisy plays in all of our lives. (Click here to read part I) This time, I want to point out the role that the gospel plays in freeing us from spiritual thespiansism. I remember watching a…

Help for Hypocrisy (Part I)

-Pastor Daniel Williams In the early years of my ministry I was asked to perform a monologue. This is a dramatic way of dressing up as a Bible character and presenting a Bible lesson, as though I were that character. On this particular occasion I was given the Bibles greatest of heroes to imitate, the…

Sanctified Vegetation

-Tom Dekorne, Harstville Elder John 15:1-5  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  (2)  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.  (3)  Already you are clean because of the word that…

Already & Not Yet (Part II)

–       Pastor Robbie Cheuvront     On Monday, I proposed a question to you about 1 Corinthians 1:18 where Paul speaks of “being saved”. If you didn’t get the chance to read that post, you can view it here. The question that I proposed revolved around this “already but not yet” idea. Remember, we talked…

Already & Not Yet

–Pastor Robbie Cheuvront   Often times at The Journey, you’ll hear one of us say during a sermon, “It’s an already/not yet thing.” Most of the time, this term is used concerning the kingdom of God. For example, when Jesus told people about His kingdom, He often would tell them about what it would and…

People Problems

-Justin Long, Elder at M.J. Campus   Do you often feel like you are surrounded by people who just don’t get it? Do you feel as if people are consistently getting in your way and frustrating your plans, as if life would be much simpler without all of these hindrances? Are you regularly annoyed with…