Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. … Continue reading God is NOT okay with sin!
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. - 1 Corinthians 13:6 Loving someone doesn't mean standing by and allowing a sinful pattern in their life to go unchecked. Especially someone that claims to be a Christian. Earlier in his letter to the church at Corinth, Paul admonished the believers for bragging … Continue reading Tell them the truth!
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?
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. - 2 Corinthians 5:21 I have always had a really hard time watching shows or movies where someone is getting blamed for something they didn't do. They are usually someone in … Continue reading But he is innocent!
Jesus said: “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept … Continue reading Today is the day of Salvation!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. - Hebrews 12:1-2 I am not … Continue reading Run the Race
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
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by … Continue reading Don’t wander off
Sometimes when I'm reading a passage of scripture there's one specific word that resonates with me. It's as if God took a holy highlighter to it. Today it was the word "consecrate". To consecrate something means to set it apart. To dedicate it to God's service. Throughout the Old Testament God commands consecration. Sometimes it's … Continue reading Consecrate yourselves
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