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Love isn’t always a cute Hallmark card

We can’t diminish God’s love. However, we can disrespect it, reject it, rebel against it, and alienate ourselves from God. God’s love for you isn’t a license for you to disrespect Him and ignore His commandments. Love is not always … Continue reading

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Cussing — it ain’t good for you! (Or your hearers.)

Using profanity ambushes you (and your hearers) with negative and self-esteem-destroying thoughts and emotions. Cussing fills your life (and your hearers) with the same destructive words, repeated over and over. Normalizing profanity is normalizing publicly spewed crudeness, rudeness, and lewdness. … Continue reading

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Fabulous faith will unravel your guilt quilt

If your faith isn’t fabulous, perhaps you’re stuck in a religious rut. Too often Christians in church look tranquilized rather than mobilized. Sometimes the mission of the church seems to be to satisfy and entertain Christians rather than to share Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Before science split the atom, rebellion split the Adam.

Before science split the atom, rebellion against God split the Adam (and his descendants). Let Christ heal the split in your soul! To overcome the universal addiction to sin and self-destruction (as a result of that split) we need to daily … Continue reading

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Since sin still seduces in the 21st Century

To keep your mind Caught up in sin Is to slowly Decay within.

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Disgrace comes before grace

There’s no grace without disgrace.

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Beyond shame & guilt (without depending on denial)

Without remorse, regret, and repentance for our wrongful thoughts, rhetoric, and actions; our self-righteousness retains us in resistance to and rebellion against God and His call to right living. Meanwhile we reach out for mindless diversion in entertainment and/or superficial … Continue reading

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