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Jesus Cancels Guilt and Shame

Jesus Cancels Guilt and Shame

Editor’s Note: Phil Robertson doesn’t apologize for loving Jesus. He is unashamed about his past sins because he glories in the fact that they’re covered by Jesus and completely forgiven. Enjoy this message of hope from brother Phil and be encouraged. * Anyone who believes in Him will never be put to shame. — Romans

Four Biblical Truths About Sickness and Death

  Why do people get sick? This is one of the most pressing questions when it comes to healing, and it must be answered by using the Scriptures. Opinions and abuses abound, so the only way to address this question is to cement ourselves in the truth of God’s unchanging Word. I’ve seen it time

How to Effectively Read the Bible as a Family

My grandfather was a Dutch immigrant with ten children. He and Grandmother took seriously the instructions God gave Moses for the children of Israel in Deuteronomy 6:6-7, believing this to be a parent’s responsibility: These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them

When Grace Replaces Striving

Have you ever read the familiar verse, Be still and know that I am God. — Psalm 46:10 and wondered: Well, how, then do I manage my chaotic life, my disobedient children, or that project at work that my boss expects me to complete if I want to receive a promotion. Does “cease striving” (as

Grace Makes New, Not Better

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. — 2 Corinthians 5:17 Striving for self-improvement is a dead-end street. The temptation to fix yourself, better yourself, feel good about yourself by cleaning yourself up — that temptation is real. We aren’t alone

The Upside of Guilt

What’s Your Conscience Telling You? Anita had been the advertising sales director for a multimillion dollar media company for several years when her boss informed her the business would be sold to an industry leader within a matter of months. The company wanted to continue bringing in advertising commitments for the upcoming quarters but didn’t

Fighting the Enemy Through Prayer

Fighting the Enemy Through Prayer Jesus’ reminder to pray regularly against temptation reminds us just how prevalent and dangerous the appeal of sin can be in the Christian life. Once again the issue of kingdom and kingship is front and center. Sin and temptation are harsh masters. As the story of Cain reminds us, sin

The Longing for That One Thing You Think You Need…

In his study on the life of King David, Chuck Swindoll wrote, “David, being a man with a strong sexual appetite, mistakenly thought, To satisfy it I will have more women. Thus, when he became king, he added to the harem, but his drive only increased. One of the lies of our secular society is

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 4 — The Four Steps of Restoration

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. — James 5:16a ESV When there are places in our lives that aren’t just broken but are completely shattered, God can take the dust from our shattering and He can bring something brand new out of it. ~

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