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A Short Dialog on Drinking Coffee and Fixing Other People’s Sins

[A somewhat fictional conversation in a supermarket parking lot.] “Hello.” “Hi … do we know each other?” “I’ve seen you around church and heard that the way you live is sinful and I thought you’d like me to tell you … Continue reading

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The Pain of Self-discovery

Self-discovery isn’t always pleasant. Then again, perhaps I’m not truly discovering anything I don’t already know about myself when I come to grips with my shortcomings. It’s like Paul said: Although I want to do good, evil is right there … Continue reading

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Anxiety Needs

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Fine/Not Fine

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8.) ***

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Despair in a Gospel Song

Driving along I heard the best song the Eagles ever created: Desperado. For some reason, though, the lyrics hit me differently this time. The despair of the title character (who’s called Desperado for a reason) reminded me of the gospel. … Continue reading

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Repentance as Pilgrimage from Sin

Therefore, … let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. (Hebrews … Continue reading

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Not Every Spiritual Battle Is A Satanic Attack

You’ve heard it, I’m sure. Someone is going through a hard time and reaches the conclusion it’s a demonic attack. I’ve heard people pray to bind demons – or even Satan himself – from interfering in their lives. Never mind … Continue reading

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Losing salvation? Can’t be done.

I saw this tweet yesterday: Don’ don’t struggle to figure out the maximum amount of sin you can commit and still be saved. Use that energy to kill it. — John Piper (@JohnPiper) October 3, 2016 The tweet is good … Continue reading

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What’s Behind Me Doesn’t Define Me

[It’s been three years since this one posted, so I have three more years of past mistakes. So do you. Here’s why that’s not as important as you might think.] *** Justifying Idol Worship “To worship an idol involves calling … Continue reading

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Where to Find Sin’s Remedy

“[Jesus] himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24.) ***

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