Tag Archives: Confession

Father, forgive them

Luke 23:33-46 I am looking at you Jesus, staring actually, and I have to get something off my chest. I know why you are hanging there on that cross. It’s because of me. You taught me the way of God’s … Continue reading

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The truth in us

1 John 1:5-10 Early in his first epistle, John states clearly to the Church that, although through Christ our sins are forgiven, no Christian lives without sin. Salvation is not found through moral perfection, but through the sacrifice of God’s … Continue reading

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No secrets hid

Matthew 23:23-39 How often have parents entered a child’s tidy and organized room only to encounter an avalanche of stuff upon opening of the closet door? On the surface the parent is initially delighted, but upon closer inspection such delight … Continue reading

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Trouble loving you

Luke 10:25-37 I have to admit, I have had trouble loving you. Yes, you are my neighbor and Jesus commanded me to love you, but it has been truly difficult at times. At first, I thought it was because of … Continue reading

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Dear God

Psalm 103:1-22 Dear God, I was reading your Son’s sermon on the mount and his words about prayer especially caught my attention. Jesus said I should speak with you in private, that I should meet you in a quiet place. … Continue reading

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At the Feet of Jesus

Luke 7:36-50 What makes you long to be near Jesus? Do you desire this nearness when you are ashamed of your sins, or when you feel isolation and loneliness? How about when you feel angry at someone, or you feel … Continue reading

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A Cry for Mercy

It often seems it takes a crisis before we are willing to consider the notion that our desires do not match God’s desires. As we consider the times we have failed to love God and one another, we must realize … Continue reading

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