Tag Archives: sin

Are You a Gambler?

OK, on the surface of it, it may sound like I’m asking for a confession of sin or something, But in this post I’m actually encouraging you to gamble—just, not the way that you may think. I’m encouraging you to … Continue reading

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Jeroboam Consulted

Jeroboam was a rising star in Solomon’s kingdom. He was an Ephraimite who had been a valiant warrior in Solomon’s army, and his hard work had won him a position as overseer over the forced labor in Ephraim. Moreover, God … Continue reading

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What’s a “Salvation Issue”?

Denominational theologians use the phrase in the religious world to try to smooth over the deep doctrinal divides between religious groups. Sometimes even leaders in the Lord’s church have used the phrase in an attempt to avoid splits and divisions. … Continue reading

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Who Has the Words of Eternal Life?

Jesus had been teaching, healing, and feeding the people. His fame had spread all over Galilee, and tremendous crowds were following Him. But many were following for the wrong reasons; they wanted to make Him a political king, because He … Continue reading

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Waive the Hearing?

A southern fellow was brought before a judge on the charge of beating his wife. “Sam,” the judge started, “you are accused of beating your wife; do you have anything to say?” Sam replied, “Well, I guess I plead guilty, … Continue reading

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“Watch Over Your Heart”

As Christians we often find ourselves like Paul in Romans 7—wanting to do right and finding it sometimes difficult to do. We struggle and struggle, but it often feels like “3 steps forward, 2 steps back”. Despite our earnest desire … Continue reading

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Rethinking This Thing About Being Your Authentic Self

There is a lot of buzz today about being our “authentic selves”. It is often used as rationalization for sinful behaviors, and can be heard in the memes of popular culture: ”I gotta be me”, “this is just who I … Continue reading

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