Tag Archives: sin

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Woe to us when men are tempted to change the words of God. The religious leader of the largest denomination of professing Christians, with influence over the beliefs of a billion members, is suggesting that the Lord’s Prayer teaches error … Continue reading

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Glossy Paint Makes Everything Look Good

A ’67 Corvette with a little rust underneath; a ’72 F100 left out too exposed to the Summer heat; a worn deck on a house up for sale; an old bike you backed into; all they need is a new … Continue reading

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Hidden Missions: Preaching to the Choir

Over land and sea, from one culture to another, from refinements to native: missions have long sought to spread the Name of Christ to a lost and sinful world. As noted in the book Claiming Christ, the lost are not … Continue reading

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Willfully vs Knowledgeably: a biblical distinction

You knew what you were doing. Is that being willful or knowledgeable? There is a difference, at least as far as how Scripture deals with human free will. As my family discovered as we read through another section of Claiming … Continue reading

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Prison Ministry: A chance for you to go behind the bars

For the past several years, I have had the opportunity to serve guys who are locked up in county jail. Typically, I go every Sunday afternoon to spend several hours sharing God’s word and the hope of a different life … Continue reading

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Talisman or Truth – The illusion of misplaced hope

Tomorrow is another day. When relationships strain their connecting tendons, we often sanitize the accompanying heartache with talisman disinfectant. Rather than dealing with our offenses or sins, we have that human tendency to sidestep the hard work of finding a … Continue reading

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The Co-mingling Cult Affair

Most Christians readily acknowledge the sinister threat of mixing ungodly aspects of popular culture into our beliefs and practices. Lying, for example, is considered a protected aspect of free speech in the United States, but that does not justify its … Continue reading

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Bitter Truth: Bound by Law

When Scripture reminds Christians that they have been released from the law and serve in the new way of the Spirit, the concern voiced by some is that without the Ten Commandments there would be no recognition of sin. However, … Continue reading

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Premeditated Tantrum

What is it about our natures that when we don’t get what we want we tend to take it out on others? Or when we are faced with the realization of our own inadequacies, we focus our disgust at those more … Continue reading

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