Changed from the Inside Out
We can dress it up, make it look beautiful, appealing, delightful, and inviting, but if anyone were to see the inside of each of us, would they be shocked? The only thing that can change our heart is Jesus.
Confusing Patience With Approval
Sometimes the Lord does not intervene immediately when we sin. He is patiently waiting for us to confess our sin and turn away from it, choosing His way over our own. But just because He may seem or feel silent does not mean He approves of our sin.
The Other Side of the Story
Resolving conflict is not easy. However, if we hear out the other side of the story, many times, the truth is revealed and a fight can be avoided.
Turn to God
Repentance begins in our heart.
Attempting to hide from God is as old as the garden, so try resolutions and honest communication instead of a slow fade.
Do We Do Well to be Angry?
When it comes to obeying God, we may outwardly obey him but our hearts are far from being glad about it.
The Root of the Problem
It’s not what’s at the surface that allows the new growth to thrive and succeed, but it’s at the root.
Stories You Shouldn’t Hear at a Christian College
If you want to be a light for Christ while you’re in college, don’t assume you can ignore the Christian ones.
God Myth #1: We are Good
Humanity is messed up by nature, but many make the mistake of thinking we are good enough.
What does sin gain? Any satisfaction from it is only temporary. The only thing eternal about sin is the death that it brings.
The Root of the Problem
Have you ever had to deal with a thorn bush in your life? It started out as a seed, a seemingly tiny sin, planted in your heart. You knew it was wrong, yet, you liked it. And you allowed it to stay. Instead of confessing it to the Lord and turning from it, you ignored it, and it began to take root.
The Slow Fade to a King’s Folly
Yes, he was rich. Yes, he was wise. But his fall was one of the most epic in the entire Bible.
We Are Each Accountable
God, rich in mercy, sent His Son Jesus Christ, to take our place. On the cross, the Lord chose to take on all our sins.
God is clear in His design. He created Adam as a man with a specific body and role. He created Eve as a woman with a unique body and role to her. This was His design. Perfect. Flawless. And as mankind chose to disobey God, sin entered into the world. And we are still battling it today.
Return to the Lord
Return to the Lord. Forget the things of this world that tempt you and lure you from Him. We are the bride of Christ and should live holy lives, devoted to Him, and Him alone. God is faithful to forgive. Return to Him.
Spiritual Warfare Begins Early
Contrary to popular belief, the sin nature begins at birth, but we can be to be equipped to to beat it with with God’s armor.
What Needs to be Removed?
What have you allowed to stay in your life that keeps luring you away from God? Now is the time to remove it, completely. Not for a time, but permanently. If it continues to cause you to sin it has to go.
The Christian worldview has been completely rejected by many people, but God is still on his throne and we still have a command to share Truth.
Only Death Will Stop It
Our sin has earned us death. BUT – We can have victory over sin by accepting the gift of salvation that Jesus Christ offers us!
You Know Better
Because we know better. We have a duty to study the word of God, as it was intended, and to teach accordingly.
Freedom From Our Sins
Jesus took every sin you and I have ever committed and suffered and died for it. He offers you freedom from that sin!
What Real Love Does
How often do you put your action where your mouth is when it comes to loving and serving others?
Why Am I Tempted and Is God Responsible?
Everyone faces the mostly losing battle of temptations, so why does God tempt us?
Are You Running Away?
Even if we try to cover up our sin, it comes out eventually.
The Offender, the Offended, and the Forgiven
Showing grace and mercy to someone who has caused deep hurt is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.
Things We Should Forget
God doesn’t intend for us to live in bondage to our past sins.
Forgetting Our Sin and Shame
When you’re haunted by the sins of your past, keep moving forward to Christ.
The Unlikely Christmas Verse
One of the most familiar verses in the Bible, let’s not water down the impact and importance of it.
The Healer Comes
It’s up to us to make sure the world knows the answer to sin is the Son.
Foolishness, Sin, and Salvation
God wants to help with those sins that repeatedly ensnare you.
4 Responses to Blindness
Show compassion and understanding for the spiritually blind.
Garments of White
No matter what you’ve done, he’s waiting with open arms.
That First Gospel Message
The first sin and the first gospel message happened on the same day.
The Seriousness of Sin
People treat sin casually, even jokingly in this day and time, but God does not.
Whose Stuff is it Anyway?
Before you get angry when someone steals your things, ask yourself who really owns it.
3 Questions Christians Should Ask
Even though we’re made new through Christ, Satan tries to prevent us from living in victory.
An Ancient Soap Opera of Grace
Before you point your finger at someone else, take a good look at your own choices.
Why and How God is Calling You
The world will never understand the radical concept of surrendering your life to Christ.
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
Most Important Question of Your Life
There’s nothing a human can do to enter heaven. It’s just a gift you willingly accept.
Telling Jesus’ Story and Taking Our Thoughts Captive – Part Six
Evil thoughts are part of our sin nature, but God provides a way to control them.
What is Grace? God’s Love When You Mess Up
When we accept the incredible gift of grace, we can see the freedom Christ came to give us.
The Middle Ground Between Condoning and Condemning Sin
How do I accept people without compromising the truth of God’s Word?
You Don’t Have to Quit Sinning Before You Come to Jesus
Is it possible that you are “saved” and in the family of God, but you are sinning and you don’t […]
Is There a Solution for the Racism That Divides Us?
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Oprah, Lady Gaga, and Born That Way
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Showing Grace When the World Expects Judgment
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Proverbs: 31 Chapters, 31 Prayers
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The Fruit of Anger is Almost Always Rotten
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He’s a Lying Pervert: Why America May Never be Great Again
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