James 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; Here we are warned that our own desires will tempt us. Those desires first appear as thoughts and feelings. Those things are not sin until we stop to think upon them, yield to those desires instead of resist … Continue reading Meditation Monday:Desire Conceived Gives Birth to Sin
Do you really want saved from your sins or are you just merely looking to be saved from the punishment of your sins? Sadly, I think I know how the majority would answer. We don’t want to go to hell, but, man, we sure do love our sins. We say we want Jesus, but what we really want is to keep doing what we are doing but … Continue reading Do You Really Want Saved From Your Sins?
What is so good about this Friday in history…the most, undoubtedly, shameful Friday in all of history? Well, of course, it is the day that Jesus Christ gave his life up for us so that we all could stand in right standing with God. Without the blood covering of Christ, we could not have a relationship with God or eternal salvation. God’s character is such … Continue reading Holy Week: Day 6: Good Friday
Scrutiny of “the Church” and Christianity is running rampant. Christians are rapidly turning on fellow brothers and sisters. Even in my own Bible Study class, it seems we all have a different view of sin. I’m not talking about those who don’t know the Lord, but the sin among believers. Are we always going to be sinners? Does God expect us to sin? Is it possible to … Continue reading
While sin is not a fun topic for a Monday morning, I couldn’t think of a better way to start my week. You see, I have been struggling for the last few weeks or so. I have been struggling to make good choices, godly choices. I have let my mouth speak unkind words; I have had a very negative and pessimistic attitude; I have spent … Continue reading Feeling Separated or Distant from God?
Wow! This whole Duck Dynasty thing has stirred the pot a little, huh? No, this whole ordeal is not a big deal; after all it is just a TV show; however, I think we all know it goes deeper than that. I have been very careful about voicing how I really feel about homosexuality and gay marriage. Why? Well, because I know my views will … Continue reading My Stance on Homosexuality, Sin, and Same Sex Marriage (Sure to Make Both Side Equally Unhappy)