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Comments from Colossians (2:13-15)

You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took … Continue reading

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Comments from Colossians (1:21-23)

You were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 23 – Jesus Questions

“You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right?” (Matthew 12:34) Not many of us like snakes, and we like even less to be called one! But the meek and mild Jesus apparently … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 12 – Jesus Questions

“How do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process?” (Matthew 16:26) What value do we place on our souls? In his 1808 play Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe tells the story of … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 34 – Reflections Through Romans

“Whatever is not from faith is sin.” (Romans 14:23) Follow your conscience. Don’t impose it on others, but listen to it for yourself. The work of the Holy Spirit within us is to increasingly sanctify our conscience. He “cleans it … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 16 – Reflections Through Romans

“Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24) Many of us love Romans 7 for all the wrong reasons. In the chapter, Paul seems to be describing his continuing struggle with … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 14 – Reflections Through Romans

“Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey its lusts….” (Romans 6:12) Paul’s words sound impossible. I’m much more comfortable with what he says a chapter later: “No longer am I the one doing … Continue reading

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