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Live in Forgiveness

Live in Forgiveness

Jesus taught us to both give and seek forgiveness. It was that important to him. He saw something in being free of burdens and being gracious. Hence we are to live in forgiveness. How can we do that? And not just visit once in awhile but truly live in forgiveness. Day in, day out. And what would this mean to our well-being and happiness? Let’s see. ‘And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong…

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Grace in Practice

Grace in Practice

We can waste so much time on regretting things or wishing things were different. Or we might live in continual shame that incapacitates us, keeps us from becoming what we were meant to be. So if you’ve ever heard of God being merciful for his children, it’s time to put grace in practice. And if you haven’t heard about grace, it’s about time somebody tells you the good news of Jesus Christ. You see, grace is not a dogma to believe…

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Are You Ready to Give up Everything to Follow Jesus?

Are You Ready to Give up Everything to Follow Jesus?

Do you love God more than anything? And do you surrender to Jesus daily? Your will, your strength, your heart, your mind, your body, your soul, your spirit, your everything? That is a tall order, isn’t it? Are you truly willing to give up your own children, even your own life, to follow Jesus? Because that is what he expects you to do. Are you ready to give up everything to follow Jesus? With the words of Jesus: Simply put, if you’re…

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Have Confidence in Christ

Have Confidence in Christ

Where do you put your trust? Yourself? Your job? Your bank account? Your country? Sorry to say but those are not worthy of your trust. Don’t put your confidence in things that aren’t eternal. Put your confidence in something that can’t be taken away. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. (Psalm 118:8-9, KJV) Nothing can keep you safe…

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The Way to Wholeness

The Way to Wholeness

One of the best things about Christianity is that we are not just saved, made right with God but we are also made whole. Wholeness is something everyone in the world wants. We want to feel complete. We want our lives to be wholesome. We want to be happy, whole, and peaceful. The way to wholeness is available for us in Christ. But only in Christ. But it was our sins that did that to him,     that ripped and tore…

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Confession or Excuses?

Confession or Excuses?

Sometimes you hear someone mention they’ll return to God when they get their act together. That makes me sad because they’ve misunderstood the process so badly. It’s not our job to put our act together on our own. We need Jesus for that. But Jesus is more than happy to help us out. Anytime. Anywhere. With the words of Oswald Chambers “If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that is wrong, He does not ask you to put…

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The Deep Secret of Joy

The Deep Secret of Joy

Do you know the deep secret of joy? It has nothing to do with the entertainment industry but it has everything to do with Jesus. Because, you know, nothing but Jesus can give us freedom from all the ugliness in our lives. And that’s not even all. Jesus can save us from eternal separation from the ultimate goodness. Martin Luther explains the deep secret of joy very well: The heart overflows with gladness, and leaps and dances for the joy…

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Weary of Superstitions

Weary of Superstitions

It’s Friday the 13th again. And people are either joking or serious about their superstitions about the day. I am so tired and weary about this happening over and over again. I can understand that non Christians are superstitions but don’t you think Christians should know better? Earlier, before you knew God personally, you were enslaved to so-called gods that had nothing of the divine about them. But now that you know the real God—or rather since God knows you—how…

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Sin Breaks Us

Sin Breaks Us

Over and over again the Bible proclaims that if we repent, God will forgive us. This grace feels too good to be true. Yet it is true. Love, grace, and forgiveness form together the very essence of God. Because we are not able to become holy on our own, God sent his only son to redeem us. Because Jesus died on the cross for our sins, we can be forgiven by grace through faith in Jesus. But if we confess…

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Everything Real, True, and Free

Everything Real, True, and Free

Some people assume that God tries to take our freedom and restrict our joy. But they’ve bought the lies of the devil and they could not be further from the truth. Because God made us free. But we have been abusing the freedom by making bad choices from the start. Like Philip Yancey has said “God’s terrible insistence on human freedom is so absolute that he granted us the power to live as though He did not exist, to spit…

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