Tag: sin

Jan 16

Reflections on Snow and Our Sins

Our community has experienced a significant snow fall this past week.  Before the snow began falling my farm was a muddy mess.  We had received lots of rain and the yard was soft and muddy.  The barn lot was filthy with animals plodding around sinking in mud.  But then the snow hit.  The snow covered …

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Nov 09

Do You Want to Be Made Well?

One day Jesus was walking by the pool of Bethesda, which was surrounded by various invalids.  He met one man who had not been able to walk for 38 years.  When Jesus saw him there by the pool, which was believed to have miraculous powers if you could be the first to get in the …

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Apr 25

Don’t Let Satan Slow You Down!

Sometimes, us as Christians, get too comfortable with sin being a part of our lives.  We allow it to hang around, rationalizing that the key is just not going fully into a life of sin.  We develop a thought in our minds  that the error is just falling away from the Lord and embracing sin. …

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Jan 29

No One is Above the Law!

Sheriff Mike Chitwood of Volusia County, Florida was caught by one of his own deputies going 78 mph in a 55 mph zone.  The deputy realized who he had stopped and declined to give his boss a ticket.  When the sheriff reflected on the incident and his own example, he went back to the deputy and asked …

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Aug 16

Being Like Judas

Most Christians would never think of being like Judas!  He was the wicked Apostle that betrayed Jesus.  He feigned friendship and love with a kiss, while secretly betraying our Lord. Bible students have long struggled to explain how Judas could do such an act.  But the Holy Spirit is pretty clear in the reason Judas …

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Sep 24

Jealous Saints

As Christians it is tempting for us to envy sinners and their choices.  We look at the half-full side of their lives focusing on their pleasure and freedom.  We secretly believe they have it better, but we keep living right today because we know it is best and everyone expects it from us.  When our …

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Jul 22

What I Wish Everyone Knew about Sin

“SIN”  – that is a word that has fallen on hard times.  Sin is too religious of a term.  We prefer terms like “mistake” and “wrong” better.  In fact, it may be the case that most of the current culture doesn’t even understand the word “sin.”  It is viewed just as another term for doing …

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Apr 23

Did You Know Uriah was David’s Loyal Friend?

You are probably aware of David’s sin of adultery with Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11).  We rightly talk about David’s lustful actions brought about by viewing her bathing on her rooftop.  But have we considered the treachery and sin of David as it relates to his friendship to Uriah?  Uriah was Bathsheba’s husband.  He is listed …

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Dec 02

What Causes Good Works to End?

Churches and ministries are making plans for 2015.  Some good works are ending. Some are past their prime and need to be stopped because they are no longer effective.  But others will not see 2015 because of other reasons. Consider four reasons why good works come to an end.   Immorality – Brotherhood Mutual insurance …

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Feb 27

You The Man

You the man!!  I love this common slang to encourage other guys.  We used to say it when playing pick-up basketball at FHU.  I like using it to compliment or encourage a brother who has done something cool.  I tell my boys – “you the man”  and sometimes throw a little spanish on them “Tu …

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