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Christian Living Relationships Uncategorized Worship

HABITS OR HEART? YES!

The devil loves to get me off balance. Yes, I need to be motivated by relationship, good intentions, and good attitude/ but on the other hand I need to have relationship, good attitude and good intentions backed up by habits tools and efforts that lead to that end. There is an old but practical saying,” […]

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Faith Peace Uncategorized Worship

Unconditional Surrender!

When I decided to quit being at war with God, (like a commander surrendering the city to an invader) I wanted to know what were the terms of surrender. How about I give him 10% of my income and the rest his mine to use, however I want? How about I give him Sunday morning […]

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Grace Sin

What’s all this talk about sin?

I was recently told that my last few blocks have been about sin. Well duh! After all I am, after all, the chief of sinners, the world expert on the subject. Plus, it seems to me that, there is too little emphasis on sin. No one disputes the fact that we have to confess ourselves […]

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Humility Iniquity Life Challange

Honest to God?

Most honest people sit in a church wondering why they themselves struggle with pornography, anger, discouragement, bitterness, selfishness, worry about the future, judgementality, etc. And No-one Else Seems To Struggle. Such a person is actually in a better place than the ones who think that they are just fine. Oh I know Transparency: (Being open […]

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Bible Definitions Mindfulness Uncategorized

Scriptural Meditation

Happy as the person who does not apply ungodly advice even from godly people. Or hang around with sinners, wishing we could do what they do, or join in with scoffers as they make fun of other people. Instead they meditate day and night on God’s word. They will be like trees that are green […]

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Humility Iniquity

Negative Arrogance?

Anytime I say, “I am the only one in the universe who…” I am being arrogant. The scriptures say that there is no trial I face that everyone does not go through similar trials. Everyone struggles with similar weaknesses, feels similar pain. To think that anything is true for just me, is clearly arrogant. For […]

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Iniquity Sin

Sin? What Sin? I’m Not That Bad! Am I?

Perhaps the worst sins of all are the ones that are hard to spot because they actually look good, or, at least, don’t look as bad as others. For example, we can sin by deliberately crossing a line. By thinking that we will just dabble with sin “a little.” We figure we spend most of […]

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Grace

My Sin, the Measure of God’s Love

So, just how big is God’s grace? Infinite! The problem with infinite is that it is so big that I get no picture in my head. Picturing grace is like picturing the national debt. I might be able to picture a $1 million house and, with a lot of work, I might picture a subdivision […]

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Sin

Everyone Else is Doing it, so it Must be Fun—I Have to Try Just Once!

Boy, that fruit on the tree can still look pretty good. I am sure that Eve just kept thinking, “I wonder what it tastes like, it sure looks good to eat, just one bite cannot hurt.” Oh, boy, was that was a mistake! Young people growing up see that we have no laws against eating […]

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Sin

Excuses, Why Do We Bother with Them?

Examine myself? Take a “fearless moral inventory?” Awesome, let me at it! Then I can fearlessly and humbly take part in communion (I Corinthians 11:28). Faithful are the wounds of a friend (Proverbs 27:6); rebuke a wise man and he will be wiser still (Proverbs 9:8,9). If you think you know, you do not know […]