Tag Archives: Sin

Together in faith

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5 Christians today certainly face doubts and fears. So, like many in the early church, Christians today benefit from the encouragement of other believers. When left on their own, even the faithful risk becoming distant and inactive in … Continue reading

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God has a plan

John 3:1-17 There are a couple over-used phrases employed by Christians that seem to always get under my skin. The first one is “Everything happens for a reason.” The other is the phrase “God has a plan.” The usual context … Continue reading

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Deceived

Genesis 3:1-24 Created in God’s image and likeness, Adam and Eve knew the goodness of God’s love. In fact, it was all they knew; there was no need for any other understanding. The serpent, however, used deception to lead Adam … Continue reading

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Dead to sin

Romans 6:1-11 Many years ago, in the middle of January, I was born, the third child for my parents. Seventy-eight days later I died. How can this be since I am writing this today? The answer is found within our … 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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Word of truth

Genesis 3:1-15 The serpent was more crafty than any other beast. From the very beginning of this lesson we are made aware that something is going to happen, and it isn’t going to be good. The devil is out to … 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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Striving toward righteousness

Matthew 23:27-39 How often have parents entered a child’s tidy and organized room only to encounter an avalanche of stuff upon the opening of the closet door? On the surface the parent is initially delighted, but upon closer inspection such … Continue reading

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Confessing sin

2 Samuel 12:1-14, Psalm 51:1-19 We are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s expectations for His created people. But how willing are we to acknowledge our sins before God, confessing that we are indeed broken and disobedient? After … Continue reading

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Forsaken

Mark 15:20-39 Jesus let out a loud cry. After speaking words of forsakenness from Psalm 22, Jesus cried out and took in his last breath. With the exhale came his cry, a cry of relief, an exclamation of deliverance. Finally, … Continue reading

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