Tag Archives: What is sin?

Homosexuality and the Church

I have a friend from the LGBT community. She and I have been friends for twenty years, and though we disagree on so many things we have kept a strong friendship and taught each other many things.  For instance she … Continue reading

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God Made a Response to Bad Things Happening

The question of why God doesn’t do something to keep bad things happening is one that surfaces frequently in Christian discussion, because we see the suffering and evil of this world and our hearts respond with a desire to see … Continue reading

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Do We Have a Means to Start Over?

Failure is something we face continually, whether we recognize it or not. Sometimes it’s failure in our endeavors, job, or hobbies. Other times its failure in our relationships or our own standards. It can even be the failure on our … Continue reading

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Do We Know What It Says?

Are we reading the Bible for ourselves? Do we know what it says? Or do we just know what the pastors, teachers, and Bible study leaders tell us it says? Don’t get me wrong, these people can be a wonderful … Continue reading

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The Reality of Freedom from Sin

Last week we talked about everyone’s need to be freed from sin, and this week we’re going to look at the reality of this freedom from sin. This subject has proven confusing to many people because there are sets of … Continue reading

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We All Need to be Freed from the Bondage of Sin

Last week we talked about how there is no neutral ground here on earth. Either we are darkness (sin and death) or we are of the light (God, His Righteousness, and life)  What’s interesting about this is that this same … Continue reading

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When Jesus Spoke of Baptism What Did He Mean? (Part 5)

Mat 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to [His disciples], saying, “…Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to … Continue reading

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When Jesus Spoke of Baptism What Did He Mean? (Part 4)

What if the baptisms we think of in the Bible as being of water actually are’t water baptisms? I know, it’s kind of a crazy thought, but bear with me. We have the Holy Spirit baptism of the disciples (Acts … Continue reading

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When Jesus Spoke of Baptism What Did He Mean? (Part 2)

Where does John the Baptist’s type of baptism come from? And why was Jesus baptized by John? If we go back to the Old Testament, we don’t see baptism exactly, but what we do see is a cleansing with water. … Continue reading

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Do We Want Justice?

Who is God? There are situations in life where we can find ourselves crying out against our God and asking why, if He is a justice God, has He not brought about justice? It’s good to pause and  remember to … Continue reading

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