Category Archives: Confession

God – propitiator and propitiated

In religion, the sinner brings something to offer to the deity hoping to pacify the angry god/s. This is not how it goes for Christians. Continue reading

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The difference between disowning Christ and being faithless

What is the difference between disowning Christ and being faithless? Continue reading

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Can sinners fellowship with God?

Four verbs are used to describe God’s provision for sinners to continue in fellowship with Him. Continue reading

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Deep confession of sin

Here is an opportunity to find and celebrate the mercy and grace of our God at a much deeper level. Continue reading

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A great Word of advice

This will protect us from the dangerous and deceptive sin of… Continue reading

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How does it feel to be so rich?

Do you think of yourself as one of the wealthiest people of human history? The facts about wealth should challenge the way most of us think and live. Continue reading

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Do we need to ask God to forgive our sins?

If, at the moment we receive God’s gift of salvation, Christ’s sacrifice removes the guilt of all our sins past, present, and future, why should we continue to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness? Continue reading

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Indifference to the needy

Take just a few moments to reflect on this deep and searching prayer. Continue reading

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Therapeutic vs. True Gospel

Jesus Christ died for my sin and the most vivid expression of my sin is my willful self-preoccupation. A gospel message that invites me to stay at the center is not the true gospel. Listen closely to the emphasis when you hear someone invite people to follow Jesus. Continue reading

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Discouragement – a “dis” on courage

We cannot adequately encourage those who have lost perspective without discouraging them from a frame of mind that binds them to their discouragement. (Read it again).

Getting out of the fog of despondency often requires a little loving admonishment. Caring friends will cross this line with love and sensitivity when they sense we need a better perspective. Continue reading

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