Tag Archives: sin

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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It stinks! This whole place stinks.

  You don’t like my house? Does my house stink? That’s right-it stinks! This whole place stinks.   1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us … Continue reading

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Listening to the Lord While Working

  Most often I work listening to the radio, wanting to escape, wanting not to work too hard, wanting to relax.   Today I will set my mind on listening to the Lord, listening to what He would teach me. … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Pull Down Spiritual Strongholds

  In 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 (NIV) we read, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down … Continue reading

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Prayer with No Apparent Answer — from 2 Samuel 12:16

2 Samuel 12:16  David therefore pleaded with God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.   Possibly the lowest point in David’s life is recorded in the events surrounding this prayer—given … Continue reading

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