Revelation 3 Step

Revelation 3 Step After months of attempting to quit drinking it finally happened. As has been explained on a number of occasions God placed a dream on my heart, reached down for me and now I’m alive. What happened next is explained quiet well in Revelation 18. The ego, false pride, that is one of the enemies greatest weapons, once it is exposed our vision begins to clear and what was once seen as worthy or valuable can be seen in it’s true light. When a person walks through the…

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TRUE FRIENDS CONFRONT SIN

TRUE FRIENDS CONFRONT SIN by Adriel Sanchez for Core Christianity I used to know a dear brother who frequently made poor clothing choices. Too old to wear jeans with rind stones on the back pockets (I think they’re a poor choice regardless of age), but unaware of his fashion faux pa, he didn’t think twice. We all – his friends – knew he had a problem. We talked about it amongst ourselves, “What was up with those jeans?” and “Man, someone should help that guy out!” But we never got…

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Forgiving of Sins

Forgiving of Sins Over the past several months the reading of the Bible has become more and more a part of who I am. It seems the more that is learned the more that I want to learn. I feel confident that I am not alone in this situation and probably most Christians, believers, have the same experience. While I have been living the Steps and principals of AA they have been a guiding force, however, they still fall short of understanding, practice and, above all, depth that a person…

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THE SLAVERY OF THE FLESH

THE SLAVERY OF THE FLESH by Dave Jenkins for Servants of Grace Galatians 4:8–11, “8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain.” Forgetting the…

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3 Dangers of (Merely) Messy Christianity

3 Dangers of (Merely) Messy Christianity by Jonathan J. Routley  for The Gospel Coalition There’s a recent trend in American Christianity to speak of spiritual life as messy. We’re sinful, broken people, this view argues, and even in our redeemed and reconciled condition we make mistakes that affect our and others’ lives. The messiness is pervasive, constant, and unrelenting. There’s no hope for the eradication of sin this side of Christ’s return, so the best we can do is embrace the mess and encourage one another to keep wading through…

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“There is No Such Thing as Sin” (Podcast)

“There is No Such Thing as Sin” Podcast by J. Warner for Cold Case Christianity In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “There is No Such Thing as Sin.” Isn’t the concept of “sin” simply a matter of opinion? Why should I accept what Christianity says about “sin”? Isn’t “sin” just a notion leveraged by Christians to justify their need for a Savior? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about…

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