Weekend Links: Sobering Help for Sinning Saints

Christianity, Help for Preachers, Devotion “Oh, . . . and I’m Bi-Sexual”   Some counsel on how to relate to the faddish announcement of sexual experimentation. Preaching through Romans?    If you are preaching through or studying the book of Romans, after you have read the book, and read the book again, this would be a … More Weekend Links: Sobering Help for Sinning Saints

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When You are Quilty of Everything and You Know It

Reading with the Pastor Mark 16  and  Psalm 51 Psalm 51 is one of the clearest and best examples of a “penitential psalm” in all of literature.  David cries out to God in repentance asking for forgiveness for his grievous sins of lust, arrogance, pride, adultery, conspiracy to commit murder, and murder. He knows he has … More When You are Quilty of Everything and You Know It

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A Love that Will Not Let Us Go Calls Us Out of Our Lethargy

Sunday Afternoon Musings God had a problem with Israel. I suspect he might have the same problem with us. That thought was driven home to me while reading David Timms, Living the Lord’s Prayer. Chapter 8 is a meditation on the phrase “Forgive us our debts as we also have  forgiven our debtors.” Timms quotes … More A Love that Will Not Let Us Go Calls Us Out of Our Lethargy

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More Thoughts on Strengthening Your Heart When You aren’t Forgiven

This continues the post Forgiveness: The Word We Most Need to Hear What do you do to strengthen your heart while you wait for the forgiveness your heart longs for? Remember that there is ONE who forgives perfectly and rejoice in Him (Phil. 4:4; 1 Thess. 5:16-18). Put your trust in God, not in a … More More Thoughts on Strengthening Your Heart When You aren’t Forgiven

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Forgiveness: The Word We Most Need to Hear

Thursday Meditation in Passion Week There is a kind of ‘forgiveness” whose only beneficiary is the forgiver. Perhaps you have been on the receiving end of such forgiveness. You confessed your wrong, acknowledged your guilt, took responsibility for your wickedness, asked for the healing balm of forgiveness and you were granted it. At least, those … More Forgiveness: The Word We Most Need to Hear

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