Tag Archives: sin

Tangled Up! Just Don’t Even Go There!

Not long ago, while I was driving my daughter to school, I saw two calves who had gotten stuck in the barbwire fencing near the road.   They were stuck pretty good.   I had imagined that they had only … Continue reading

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War of the Roses

WAR OF THE ROSES Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. Billy Sunday When my husband, Donny and I first started serving at a small Baptist Church, we … Continue reading

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Do Christmas Temptations Really Count?

All my life I have been careful about succumbing to the temptations of life. I have not always been successful and have fallen into some. Oscar Wilde famously said, “I can resist anything except temptation.” We all know the end … Continue reading

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Be Sure, Your Sin Will Find You Out

It happened to me again this past week for the umpteenth time. The last time it happened, I promised myself it would never happen again, as long as I lived. So much for my promises, or maybe I died. I … Continue reading

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Condemnation vs. Conviction

(John 16:8 NIV)  When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: One of the jobs of a judge is to speak to someone who has been convicted.  The judge will … Continue reading

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Guilt and Shame

(1 Corinthians 15:34 NIV)  Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God–I say this to your shame. The bible is the best selling piece of literature ever written … Continue reading

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Sin is Still Sin

(Galatians 5:19-21 NIV)  The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; {20} idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions {21} and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn … Continue reading

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Stones made of Sand

Have you ever really wondered what Jesus wrote in the sand? I have. John 8 goes into detail about the woman who was caught in adultery. The obvious intention of her “stoners” was to stone her for this sin. Where … Continue reading

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The Seduction of Sin

(James 1:13-15 NIV)  When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; {14} but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged … Continue reading

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Moment by Moment

Moment by Moment By Tim Russ It was a moment.  Only a moment of weakness. He was so appealing.  I could not resist his beauty. I fell into his arms, so strong, so alluring. We became one and I was … Continue reading

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Free to Worship

(John 15:18-19 NIV)  “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. {19} If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, … Continue reading

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When it Becomes Personal, Not Just Business

I must be doing something right.  Joyce Meyer spoke that maybe God brought that person into your life to shave the outer crusts off of you.  Well, I feel shaven.  Just when you least expect it, someone shows up that … Continue reading

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Power in the Blood

(Heb 9:11-15) The Old Testament tells us about the tabernacle.  It was a wondrous place where men could finally connect with God to perform a ceremony to cleanse them from the sins they had committed.  There were detailed rules as … Continue reading

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Do Not Judge

(Mat 7:1 NIV)  “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. This is perhaps the most well known verse in the bible.  Christians share it with each other all the time.  Those in the world share it with Christians … Continue reading

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Gracious Confusion

 I was miraculously converted to Christianity through a two by four.  While I was not exactly hit in the head with a piece of board I did receive a complete shaking of my life.  The wonderful thing was that … Continue reading

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