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Why Do I Sin?

“At the root of each and every sin, and each and every problem is unbelief and rejection of the gospel. People who are immoral and people who are moral both reject the gospel when they try to be their own savior.” Tim Keller, Romans Bible study page 4.

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Spoiled?

Definition from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/spoil To spoil: 1. a. To impair the value or quality of. b. To damage irreparably; ruin. 2. To impair the completeness, perfection, or unity of; flaw grievously: spoiled the party. 3. To do harm to the character, nature, or attitude of by oversolicitude, overindulgence, or excessive praise. 4. Archaic a. To plunder; […]

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Will I Ever Improve?

Have you ever said to yourself, “You’d think by now I would have a handle on that problem”? Have you ever despaired of truly changing and not dealing with the same sin over and over? I have been stuck in the mud a bit this past week wondering when I would see some progress. But […]

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The Demise of Guys and Biblically Literate Christians

I recently viewed several TED talks and one in particular caused me to start thinking about the lack of spiritual growth and discipleship in the Church. Click here http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/zimchallenge.html to view this talk on where all the young men have gone. It is a secular analysis of the absence of mature, motivated, ambitious men. The […]

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The Lord’s Transforming Love

God’s love is effective in that it has transformation as one of its goals. God chose us in Christ so that we will become like Christ and truly reflect God’s glory. When we respond to Christ’s love we love what Christ loves (His Father, holiness, obedience, The Father’s will). As we grow in Christ’s love […]

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You Know God? Does He Know You?

To know God is to know Him relationally and treasure His character and person. To know God is to be in intimate relationship with Him. When we know God personally we know His character and personality and His person changes us. We love what He loves and we desire to please Him. There is no […]

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Prayer

Praying has at minimum two purposes. We usually focus on one: the product or answer to our prayer. If I pray and my prayer is answered in the way I wanted then I believe my prayers were effective. But prayer has another purpose: to create a trusting dependence on the Lord God. When I come […]

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