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Encouragement for Procrastinators

by Ryan Kron

“No unwelcome tasks become any the less unwelcome by putting them off till tomorrow. It is only when they are behind us and done, that we begin to find that there is a sweetness to be tasted afterwards, and that the remembrance of unwelcome duties unhesitatingly done is welcome and pleasant.   Accomplished, they are […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO THOSE FRUSTRATED BY THEIR PROGRESS IN SANCTIFICATION

by Ryan Kron

David Powlison writes: “Dear friend, We all love it when life leaps into forward gear and we make all kinds of progress. Problems just seem to fall away. Perhaps in your life you’ve had a season like that, a season when your life seemed to shine and flourish. Maybe it was when you first became […]

What is true repentance?

by Ryan Kron

Thomas Watson says “gospel repentance is a grace of God’s Spirit, whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and outwardly reformed. Repentance is a spiritual medicine made up of six special ingredients: 1. Sight of sin 2. Godly sorrow for sin 3. Confession of sin 4. Shame for sin 5. Hatred for sin 6. Turning from […]

The Danger of Discontentment

by Ryan Kron

Present Tense (a poem) “It was spring, but it was summer I wanted, The warm days, and the great outdoors. It was summer, but it was fall I wanted, The colorful leaves, and the cool, dry air. It was fall, but it was winter I wanted, The beautiful snow, and the joy of the holiday […]

What Makes for a Good Elder?

by Ryan Kron

Jason Helopoulos writes: “This past week one of the best elders I ever served with went home to glory. I lost a dear friend. This has led me to reflect on what makes for a good elder. Of course, a good elder will fulfill the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. That is foundational. He […]

The End of Humanity

by Ryan Kron

Paul Tripp writes: “We didn’t know we’d be doing it. We didn’t know it would be inserted into our schedule. And we surely didn’t know the powerful, life-transforming impact it would have on us. We were in Northern India and we were invited to visit an isolated little village of dung-plastered huts. We had no […]

Sovereign, Saving Grace

by Ryan Kron

“God just doesn’t throw a life preserver to a drowning person. He goes to the bottom of the sea, and pulls a corpse from the bottom of the sea, takes him up on the bank, breathes into him the breath of life and makes him alive.” – R. C. Sproul