Tag Archives: sin

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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3 Points of Truth for Every Christian That Resists the Enemy

We are all under the attack of our enemy Satan.  But we need not be defeated.  We can have victory if we resist him in Jesus’ name.  Here are three points of truth that I pray will encourage you as … Continue reading

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Six Things That Happened At the Cross

There is so much that Christ has done for us by His death on the cross.  I suppose all of our life can relate somehow to the cross.  For now, we will focus on how our understanding of His death … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Call Us to Be Sinless, But to Be Steadfast

  Lately I have been wrestling with some sins, and with myself, and with God.  Why don’t I have the power to resist certain temptations? And why does God not give me the power to resist?  I wrestle with the … Continue reading

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Two Reasons Why Vigilance Necessary

  There are at least two reasons why vigilance is necessary: one, because we are imprisoned in our unredeemed flesh, and sin constantly takes advantage of us; and two, because there is a devil.   1.  Because of our unredeemed … Continue reading

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Dark Dreams

Dark have been my dreams of late. (King Theoden of Lord of the Rings)  It’s not a common thing, but every once in a while my dreams will be dark—full of sin, discouragement, worry and dread.  And I hate it, … Continue reading

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How We Make Light of Sin – from Ephesians 5:3-14

  Impurity Filthiness Silly talk Coarse jesting   These words suggest to me that there is a relaxed attitude about sin, that sin is not taken seriously. Yes, too often, I think, even among Christians sin is made light of … Continue reading

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Four Hindrances to Finding Inner Solitude

The hindrances to solitude are those things that grieve God within us, and therefore would keep us from prayer. There are many things that would grieve God, but we will talk about four things in particular. The sins of lust. … Continue reading

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