Category Archives: Sin

Three categories for Christian standards

When we treat our personal convictions as absolutes from God, we threaten the unity of the church. When we reduce God’s clearly stated absolutes to matters of personal preference, we threaten the purity of the church. Continue reading

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Is this your story?

I used a story this morning to summarize a series on the beatitudes. I hope it is your story too. Continue reading

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Tempted to gloat?

Do we secretly relish bad news about others? Conquer the ugly temptation to gloat. Continue reading

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I need One who speaks to the Father…

Here you’ll find a peace that transcends understanding. Here you’ll find a guard for your hearts and minds in Christ. Continue reading

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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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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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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The truth is that every Jekyll has his Hyde, whom he cannot control and who threatens to take him over. But no human being is irredeemable.

Don’t miss the music at the end! Continue reading

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What about Cain?

What do we learn about the sin nature from Cain? For all that has been written about the fall of humanity, very little is focused on Cain. Check the major works of theology on this theme and you won’t find substantive consideration of Cain. Why is this? Continue reading

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What kind of person are you?

Is grace amazing or interesting? The wonder and availability of God’s grace will not move some people. Continue reading

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Did I commit the unforgivable sin?

Aside from specifically identifying blasphemy against the Spirit, we can at least say that it included… Continue reading

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