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Grace for the Fallen

Remember Samson? Just watched a powerful dramatic enactment of his story at Sight & Sound Theater in Pennsylvania.  His story is recorded in Judges 13-16. God chose him and anointed him to deliver His people from their enemies.  But his success depended upon his adherence to some very specific instructions God gave him.  One of […]

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When Doing Good Is Sinful

Everybody knows it’s sinful to do forbidden things like cussing, gambling, and committing sexual immoral acts. We understand to do these things breaks God’s heart.  That is why, in Luke 15,  we find it easy to condemn the younger son in the Parable of the Prodigal Son.   He lived wildly and did not come […]

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Enjoy God’s Power and Favor

Do you know it is easy to experience God’s power and favor in your life and ministry? Yes, it is. You just need to use the right “key” that opens the door of God’s favor to you.  The good news is that God offers that key to everyone. Paul discovered it for himself, and then […]

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Does Grace Encourage Sin?

If a king were to issue a decree decriminalizing prostitution and pardoning all prostitutes in his kingdom, protecting them forever from being prosecuted for prostitution, what do you think would be the effect of his actions? A lot of joy among prostitutes and a lot more prostitution taking place!  And that’s why many are scared to proclaim […]

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Why It’s Okay to Ask God to Forgive Your Sins

I confess to you, it’s been a long time since I asked God to forgive me of my sins. Why? Because I believe He has already forgiven me of all of them. And when did that happen? Two thousand years ago on the cross! That’s when Jesus died for all our sins and prayed on […]

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The Father Who Killed His Son

His father killed him. He showed him no mercy. Killed him in a most terrible manner. Slowly, painfully, intentionally. He slaughtered his own son. A son that was all a father could wish for. A son who honored his father. A son he loved. He killed his own son!

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The Divine Hug

Do you sometimes need a hug? Do you sometimes long to be held close and embraced fervently by someone who loves you dearly? Probably. The need to be loved is universal. We were created to love and be loved. Without love, people dry up. Without it, they die. But no one needs to suffer, or […]

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No More Remembrance of Sins

“Behold, the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world!” This was His mission. He came to do this. To take away the sins of the world! The Father wanted it done. He could not stand the separation sin produced. He would tolerate it no longer. The problem behind that awful separation […]

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Wholesale Forgiveness

When you need milk or shoes, you will likely head for a retail store to purchase a gallon of milk, or a pair of shoes. Most people are accustomed to shopping retail, purchasing what they need as the need arises. And that is how we think God offers us forgiveness, one sin at a time. […]

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Forgiven of Murder

So, how well are you doing in keeping the Ten Commandments? I am certain there won’t be one person reading this blog who hasn’t broken every one of the Ten Commandments, not once, but many times. In fact, I doubt if there is even one reader who has not committed murder, at least once. You […]

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