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Losing Control (second in a series)

Most people think of “sin” in terms of an action (or thought) that breaks one of God’s laws. But the law-breaking is simply an outward manifestation of an inward disposition. Sin is not a momentary lapse in judgment in an otherwise decent life. It is a way of life that is common to every human being because all of us are naturally self-centered and self-serving. Continue reading

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Prayer (seventh in a series)

For the past two weeks I’ve been writing about confession as a form of prayer. As I stated previously, the word confess means to agree, to admit, to acknowledge. When we confess, we are owning up to the truth about ourselves and about God. But confession is not just about admitting our sins; it is also about acknowledging our standing before God.

Our standing before God is this: through faith in Jesus Christ we become heirs, with him, of God’s heavenly kingdom. Our sins are forgiven and we are granted eternal life with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Now, when God sees us, he sees not our sins but the cleansing blood of Jesus upon us. (Hebrews 9:13-14, 22) Continue reading

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