Tag Archives: sin

Conquering the Callous Heart

I’m pretty sure that no one wakes up and says, “I want to have a callous heart.” Nor do they say, “I want to rebel against the good that God has planned for me.” Yet, we’ve all done it. When … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 66a – Jesus Gets to Be Lord

Who gets to be God anyway? When we think about salvation and the good news of Jesus, it is easy to forget that a key reason we need Jesus to save us is because we treat God like His opinion is irrelevant. Paul shows us in his life what it looks like to follow Jesus as Lord. Continue reading

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How Our Sin Reveals God’s Glory

“The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 Sin reveals God’s glory. That is quite a statement. Did I say sin? Yes, sin. It isn’t exactly a … Continue reading

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We Need the Mercy of God

I am thinking about mercy this week. Mercy is unique. Mercy given must be received by the one who needs it. If we don’t receive it, we stay under condemnation. We stay in our guilt. And yet, many who need … Continue reading

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Our Redeeming God

Today I want to think a little deeper about our struggle with grace. In fact, I think that this part of grace is something with which we all struggle. I know that some people struggle with the fact that God’s … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 29 – Do We Know When We Are Being Petty?

Even though all evil should be gradually defeated in the lives of God’s children, there is one category of evil that is especially hurtful. It isn’t hurtful because of its shocking force. It is especially hurtful because it hides behind … Continue reading

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4th of July Thoughts

Wow! Another 4th of July.  Happy Birthday America! As I think about July 4th, I think about all the history of those days.  I think of the people whose lives were made harsher as tyranny increased.  I think about how … Continue reading

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A Little Rebellion Is Worth It

How do you usually approach improving yourself? Do you do it piecemeal? Do you use motivational phrases? We know that God urges us to be like Jesus. Yet, have we considered how He speaks of getting there? Continue reading

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Join the Fight Against Sin

Jesus has some strong words about removing sin in our lives. He says, “ If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of … Continue reading

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Following the Master – The Need for Forgiveness

How are you at following the Master? Do you always succeed? Have you reached a level of perfection? I know… that is funny. It’s funny because only the very proud would claim such a thing. However, it is sometimes hard … Continue reading

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