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Sin
June 29, 2014

It’s the Heart, not the Eyes!

It's the Heart, not the Eyes!

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery…” (vrs 27).   Just as murder begins in the heart, so does the problem with adultery.  Jesus holds us accountable for this too.  This text also has something to say to us about the way we think of pornography – so rampant in our […]

February 14, 2016

Self-Control – It is a Fruit of the Spirit

Self-Control - It is a Fruit of the Spirit

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25).  Living as a new creation compels us to live above our “animal” nature. We are not the sum total of our desires, our lusts, or our impulses. We do not have an inherent right to live by our desires.  Living […]

February 22, 2016

Discipleship – Jesus Never Said It Would Be Easy!

Discipleship - Jesus Never Said It Would Be Easy!

“…If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”  (Mark 8:34).  Not only is it true that we don’t have a right to live by our desires, but on an even more fundamental level it is also true we do not have a right  to […]

March 7, 2016

The Church – We’re In This Together!

The Church - We're In This Together!

“Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2).  The church is not the place to pretend we have arrived.  Where there is this kind of façade, the church ceases to be the church.   In fact, the church (if it is truly the church) is the perfect place to share our […]

April 11, 2016

The Faith Factor in Overcoming Sin

The Faith Factor in Overcoming Sin

“No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:9, NASB95)  In this message we will spend time looking at the 5 New Testament words for “sin” and understand, then, how our faith in Christ can help […]