Category Archives: forgiveness

Black Friday vs. Good Friday

To miss out on Black Friday is no big deal! –To miss out on Good Friday is to miss out on the greatest pardon in world history. (You won’t find the best deal on Black Friday. You find the best … Continue reading

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I’ll fight with spiritual weapons!

Plenty of people will fight with the physical weapons of guns and bombs. Where are the people who will dare to fight with spiritual weapons instead? Christ-followers are called to fight evil with spiritual weapons rather than physical weapons. So … Continue reading

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Replacing hate (in its many forms) with love!

Accusations of hate are quite common in our culture. Hatred can be defined as: holding and/or expressing hostility, animosity, enmity, ill will, or extreme dislike. Perhaps hate is widespread. Could all these be forms of hate? * Bullying? * Stealing? * … Continue reading

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Why I Want To Quench The Spirit

I want to quench the Spirit (even though the Bible says “quench not the Spirit“) because: 1)  The Spirit tells me to do inconvenient things that I don’t want to do and/or that are out of my comfort zone.  (For … Continue reading

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The Amazing Process of Grace

“God loves you, but not the dumb things you do.”  (Does anyone never do dumb things?) The dumb things we think, say, or do separate us from God. But God offers us an intimate relationship with Him through the process … Continue reading

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Grace ain’t “hyper” — it’s humbling.

Grace is not permission to do wrong. It’s the power to do right!  Grace is mercy, forgiveness, and freedom from sin; not feeling accepted and approved in our sin.  When we admit and turn away from our sin, God’s amazing … Continue reading

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If you agree with the Bible that some human behaviors are morally wrong, it doesn’t mean that you “hate” or mistreat people who do those behaviors.

After I posted the title of this post as a complete post, a book by Leonard Ravenhill that I started reading more than a year ago, but never finished, caught my eye. I felt a Spirit-prompting: “Pick it up, there … Continue reading

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