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Spontaneous Sin

Sin is rarely spontaneous. Vice usually has a history. When we “fall” it’s usually because we’ve been dragging along the bottom for a while. Picture the iceberg. The 10% tip that floats above the waterline belies the 90% of ice … Continue reading

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ASH WEDNESDAY – LENT BEGINS TODAY

“Sin is cosmic treason. Sin is treason against a perfectly pure Sovereign. It is an act of supreme ingratitude toward the One to whom we owe everything, to the One who has given us life itself.” — R.C. Sproul, The … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

It may seem like I’ve lost track of the calendar. January 1 is a month away. But today marks the start of the new year for churches all around the world. The liturgical calendar begins on December 1, with the start … Continue reading

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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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