Addressing Sin Issues in Others with Grace and Truth

Addressing Sin Issues in Others with Grace and Truth

We humans love to fall into ditches. Trying to be zealous for God’s way of righteousness, we fall into the truth ditch of judgmentalism and control so quickly. Or missing that one, we fall into the grace ditch wallowing in sentimentalism or tolerance. And in falling into either ditch we distort and miss out on both grace and truth.

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What Is God’s Desire For You in this Pandemic?

What Is God’s Desire For You in this Pandemic?

Last Sunday millions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter differently. Many worshiped using online streaming services. Others met in parking lots or outdoors while socially distancing. The gospel was preached and heard. But this serious disruption in our lives affords an opportunity to re-evaluate what it really means to follow Jesus. What IS God’s desire for you in this pandemic?

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Why Can’t I Stop Sinning?

Why Can’t I Stop Sinning?

You’re still frequently angry and bitter. Curse words are still coming out of your mouth. You keep satisfying your sexual desires in ways you know you shouldn’t. Selfishness and greed pop up every day. You seem incapable of acting with courage, listening well to others, forgiving, or loving well those closest to you. Is it human weakness? Are you undisciplined? Is it your personality? Why can’t I stop sinning?

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What does Wholeness Look Like?

What does Wholeness Look Like?

Jesus had a wonderful way of asking questions. You may know the story well. Jesus sees a man lying on his mat, having been in that state for 38 years. And Jesus asks Him, “Do you want to be made whole?” (John 5:6) What does it mean to “be made whole”? What does wholeness look like?

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