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Blessed Are They That Mourn

  This second Beatitude follows closely after the first—“Blessed are the poor in spirit…”—and has a vital connection to it. We will look first at the meaning of mourn and then later we will show why true mourners are blessed … Continue reading

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The Essence of Sin

I just finished reading the book Spiritual Depression, by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. This blog is a short summary of the essential points of chapter two: The True Foundation. The way I see the truths of this chapter is in the … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Forgiving Another Seems So Difficult

1. Pride. Pride I think is the main reason why it’s so hard to forgive. Pride makes it harder for us to trust God. We say to ourselves, I don’t want to forgive, and I don’t have to!  And so … Continue reading

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How to Receive and Be Cleansed By God’s Forgiveness

  God’s forgiveness is a gift that we receive by faith.  Just as we were saved by His grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9), His constant, day by day forgiveness also comes by grace through faith.  We can’t earn it by … Continue reading

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God’s Grace after Sin

After a Christian sins there is always remorse and hopefully repentance. But if you don’t remember what Christ has done for you and what grace He has offered you, there may be undue shame and depression. Read these words by … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Get Rid of the Sin and Darkness that Overcomes Us

  I think we all understand the temptation to sin. We understand that there is a devil that temps us, that we have sinful flesh, and that the world is also tempting us.  But what is really difficult to understand … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Great Prayer of Compassion: “Father Forgive Them”

  Luke 23:34a Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”   At the beginning of Jesus’ crucifixion, I suppose just after the soldiers had nailed Him to the cross and stood it up, … Continue reading

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