Posts with the category “dealing-with-sin”
3 Ways the Gospel Can Transform Your Friendships
June 19th, 2020
Ugh, why does friendship have to be so hard?Remember the simpler days of elementary school when sharing a Lunchable made you instant friends? Don't we all wish it could stay that carefree?Why is frien...
A God Who Sees and Cares about Justice
June 12th, 2020
"All His ways are justice...Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne." - Psalm 18:14.Prior to the last two weeks, I ashamedly confess that I have never deeply studied the attribute o...
The Power of Repenting to Others
June 4th, 2020
This week was different.For the first time since March, the pandemic was not at the forefront of our minds. Coronavirus was not the headliner. Instead, protests over racial injustice have filled our s...
Why Porn Won't Be Enough During this Pandemic
March 31st, 2020
This title probably brought mixed feelings for you, especially if you're struggling with pornography. Before this post begins, I want you to know that God is not ashamed of you. He loves you.You may w...
Turning Over Tables
February 28th, 2020
And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of thos...
October 5th, 2019
Men and women are made in God’s image, meaning we all have an inherent sense of glory that isn’t our own. It is the reflection of the glory of God. We commonly speak of this today as a sense of self-w...
Satan Lies Even Through Our Closest Allies
July 29th, 2019
Satan is the father of lies. He is wily and cunning in how he lies. He attacks where we least expect.The first human friendship started great, but feel fast. Satan came to tempt Adam and Eve. Satan’s ...
The Devil Cannot Condemn You: How to Kill Accusations with Conviction
May 18th, 2018
We easily confuse satanic condemnation with godly conviction.Conviction is a necessary feeling that we should cultivate; condemnation is a lie that we should throw off. Conviction comes from the Holy ...
Preparing to Fight
April 23rd, 2018
Hebrews 12:1 points to the fact that all Christians have “sin that so easily entangle us.” Experience tells us this too. Matthew Henry says it is “the sin that has the greatest advantage against us, b...
I Repent, Help My Un-Repentance
January 3rd, 2018
When repenting of heart sin, it is hard to evaluate the sincerity of your repentance. Are you really relinquishing your sin? Or are you going through the motions of repentance with no serious desire t...
Kindle Worship with Confession
December 7th, 2017
If someone asked you, “How can I grow to love God more?” how would you answer?If you’re like me, you feel just how painfully short you fall of the command to “love the Lord your God with all your hear...
November 9th, 2017
I found this quote to be true in the battle with sexual lust. God invented sex. He loves sex (Genesis 2:18-25). God commands husbands to delight in their wives’ breasts (Proverbs 5:19) and had an enti...
We Need Friends to Fight Sin
August 3rd, 2017
One of the godliest men in the Old Testament committed adultery, and then covered it up by murdering the husband of his new lover. If even God’s anointed king can fall into such sin, we all should bew...
June 16th, 2017
Just as a snowball starts to roll down a hill and gain size and momentum as it continues, so our sin too, if not dealt with, can grow in depth and breadth. 2 Samuel 11 gives us one of the clearest exa...