Category Archives: sin

“I’m a good person,” is a stealth oxymoron

Are you a “good person”? According to Jesus the phrase, “I’m a good person,” is a stealth oxymoron. Jesus said; “No one is good–except God alone.” (Mark 10:18) In fact, Jesus calls 3 groups of people “evil” or “wicked:” 1) His … Continue reading

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Does Donald Trump need forgiveness?

Paul of Tarsus said: “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing.” (Romans 7:18) “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) “Here is a trustworthy saying that … Continue reading

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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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Cool With The Culture? — Do It If You’re Like Felix / Don’t If You’re Like Paul!

Would Paul of Tarsus be quiet and encourage people to believe that they are good? Here’s what he did in the Bible. Paul wrote 1/3 of the New Testament — so what’d he talk about? Just the opposite of our … Continue reading

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A Prayer Acrostic (Putting it together in prayer.)

Prayer acrostic P — Petition (Ask God.) R — Repentance (Turn from wrongdoing.) A — Adoration (Express love for God.) Y — Yieldedness (Surrender to God.) E — Earnestness (Go all out.) R — Results (See God work.) “My house … Continue reading

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Je suis un Salutiste! (I am a Salvationist!)

Je suis un Salutiste! (I am a Salvationist!) A terrorist wants to fill people with fear, anxiety, and intimidation. A Salvationist wants to set people free from fear, anxiety, and intimidation. (Salvationist — 1) a person who preaches salvation, deliverance … Continue reading

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4 steps to resist the devil and make him run from you.

Jesus’ 1/2 brother, James, who wrote one of the books of the New Testament, said:  “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  But how do you resist the devil?  Here are 4 steps: 1)  Recognize that there are … Continue reading

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Religion/Grace/Church Without Laymen

Religion asks: “What’s the least I can do and still go to Heaven?” —Recipients of grace ask: “What’s the most I can do to love, honor, serve, and obey the One who died on the Cross to save me from … Continue reading

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Right Living–Holiness–Is it out of date?

“Holiness” = right living/righteousness. One of the founding principles of The Salvation Army is holiness–right living. Christ-followers are called, not just to get themselves to Heaven, to get others to Heaven, and to serve others on earth. We are also … Continue reading

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Salvation–A Word Lost To The 21st Century (Except For The Salvation [Rescue & Deliverance] Army)

Salvation is a lost word in the 21st Century.  Lost words are often referred to as archaic.  Archaic words are no longer in use or have lost their meaning in their current usage.  Almost the only remaining usage of the word salvation is the … Continue reading

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