Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

What Is Your Most Conspicuous Characteristic?


The first and major indication of a transforming work of God is a new need for the truth, a conviction where the truth is to be found, a zeal for the Word of Truth, an appetite for God's Book. And not just the first sign, but also God's recipe for progress to maturity. As Peter put it: 'Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord' (2 Pet. 3:18); as Paul instructed Timothy, 'Abide in the things you have learned...the sacred writings...all Holy Scripture...' (2 Tim. 3:14-16).

To love and constantly ponder the Scripture is our hall-mark.

Proverbs 4:20-21:

Don’t lose sight of [my words]. 
Let them penetrate deep into your heart, 
for they bring life to those who find them, 
and healing to their whole body.

An Ineluctable Enemy

Can Sin End In Celebration?