None of us are perfectly sinless. I think most people agree that is true on some level. The biggest issue is that we want to be able to determine for ourselves what is actually called sin. Simply put - sin is "missing the mark". So who set the mark and what is it? The Creator … Continue reading Am I really o.k.? Do I need a Savior?
Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night...Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, … Continue reading Giving our regret to God
At dawn [Jesus] appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in … Continue reading Fresh Start
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. - Philippians 1:27 ... This verse says a lot! Paul wrote this letter to the believers in Philippi while he was imprisoned. He started off explaining to them that even though he was locked up, the gospel was still being spread. He … Continue reading Conduct yourselves…
“Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts of the Apostles 2:38 NLT) Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your … Continue reading Step One – Repent
During Jesus' teaching ministry, he told a parable that illustrated the finality of choosing our own way rather than acknowledging the fact that only God's redemption plan has a happy ending. (Luke 16:19-31). I wrote my own little story based on his words. ************************************************* Once upon a time there was a rich, successful man that … Continue reading What are you waiting for?
Being loving and kind to loving and kind people is easy ... But Jesus commanded us to be loving and kind to even unloving and unkind people. “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those … Continue reading Loving the unloveable