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Bible Study Iniquity Relationships

THEOLOGICAL DEBATES

16th Century Painting by Michelangelo Anselmi Christ and the Woman of Samaria oil on canvas, 18.75 x 15.5 inches (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’ve asked for people to ask me questions and love it when they do. BUT … I am wired to think in terms of  practical questions about life issues. When I run into […]

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Comfort Hope Iniquity

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

I remember being ridiculed as a youngster ( when I felt that I was, once again, being overlooked and ignored) for whining “How about me?” This was one of myriad events that convinced me that, even when almost perfect, I was nobody and, if I screwed up, I was less than nobody. It is hard for […]

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Anger Forgiveness Grace Humility Iniquity Life Challange Love Relationships

AGREE TO DISAGREE AMICABLY

Boy, that title even rhymes! The Bible is full of bizarre suggestions, “Do the opposite of your natural inclination and it will work.” Such as: Choose to walk two miles when forced to walk one! When struck on one cheek, do not defend or counter-attack. Roll with it and try to find out where the […]

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Comfort Humility Iniquity Relationships

IT’S ALL MY FAULT

Whenever I do couples therapy, neither one wants to examine themselves. “Fix the other and I’ll be OK!” They wallow in the universal delusion that looking good is more important that being good. I used to run around being terrified by the delusion that, if I admit the reality that “I am the chief of sinners”, […]

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Comfort Iniquity Life Challange

Angry with God? You sure?

Did you know that God likes it when we are angry with him? For I wish that you were either hot or cold, but you are lukewarm, so I will vomit you out of my mouth. Read Jeremiah 20. Even Jonah was mad at God for not obliterating his enemies. God still listened and talked […]

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Comfort Forgiveness Sin

Bitter At Myself ?

It is so painful when I see that my sinful choices have caused others pain and grief. It hurts even worse when, after I repent, they choose to stay bitter, destroying their own lives further. We may understand why they cling to bitterness because it feels, to them, that they are somehow making me pay […]