“… Jesus—‘God saves’—because he will save his people from their sins.” (Mat 1:20)
If we define ‘sin’ as wanting to aim for a target – and missing. Then it explains an awful lot of all the resolutions we’ve ever made and yet never accomplish …
“I’ll love you forever!” “I PROMISE that I’ll NEVER do that again!” “I’ll NEVER go back to that …! “I’ll stop drinking/ smoking/ lying /the drugs/ the porn/ …!”
The thing is, a fish caught on a line CANNOT get free in its o
… We ask you— urge is more like it—that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. You know the guidelines we laid out for you from the Master Jesus.
God wants you to live a pure life. Keep yourselves from sexual promiscuity. Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body, not abusing it, as is so common among those who know nothing of God.
Don’t run roughshod over the concerns of your bro
You’re cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way. And do you suppose God doesn’t care? The proverb has it that “he’s a fiercely jealous lover.” And what he gives in love is far better than anything else you’ll find. It’s common knowledge that “God goes against the willful proud; God gives grace to the willing humble.” (Jas 4:4). Pride spits at the throne of Grace whenever we push
It’s obvious, of course, that he didn’t go to all this trouble for angels. It was for people like us, children of Abraham. That’s why he had to enter into every detail of human life. Then, when he came before God as high priest to get rid of the people’s sins, he would have already experienced it all himself—all the pain, all the testing—and would be able to help where help was needed. (Heb 2:16). So … whether it’s food, sex, money, drugs, mind games, power, or any of all the
Can plunder be retrieved from a giant, prisoners of war gotten back from a tyrant? But God says, “Even if a giant grips the plunder and a tyrant holds my people prisoner, I’m the one who’s on your side, defending your cause, rescuing your children. And your enemies, crazed and desperate, will turn on themselves, killing each other in a frenzy of self-destruction. Then everyone will know that I, God, have saved you—I, the Mighty One of Jacob.” (Isa 49:24). So who’s the Giant s
…Avoid the talk-show religion and the practiced confusion of the so-called experts. People caught up in a lot of talk can miss the whole point of faith. (1 Tim 6:20). When one of us is caught in a trap – porn, lust for power, money etc, then the last thing they need is for someone to just gob-off at them! Let’s emulate Jesus today and set people free with His Loving Power before we try to show off with how wonderful ‘we’ are! X #christian #faith #freedom #encouragement #sex
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