Category Archives: Sin

Do We Really Understand Jesus’ Sacrifice?

Matthew 26:36-46 (NIV) 36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began … Continue reading

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Consider the Words You Speak

2 Timothy 2:23-3:5 (NIV) 23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.25 Opponents must be … Continue reading

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Be a Person God Can Use

Acts 2:14-36 (NIV) 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Effective Prayer (Part 2)

In Part 1, we discussed several reasons why a prayer may seem to go unanswered.  The reasons discussed were wavering faith, wrong motives, conflict in relationships, lack of generosity, and indifference.   Psalm 17:1-6 (NIV) A prayer of David. 1 Hear … Continue reading

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It Is a Dark World Out There: Keep Calm and Carry On

It was 1939, just before the outbreak of what would come to be known as the Second World War.  Hitler was on the move, the dominoes were starting to fall.  The British government, facing what Winston Churchill would soon call … Continue reading

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This Story Has a Name

Luke 2:1-7 (NIV) 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town … Continue reading

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God Redeems Our Suffering

2 Corinthians 11:24-29 (NIV) 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I … Continue reading

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