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Don't Let It Reign

As a young boy, I always hated those Saturdays when it would rain so much that we could not go outside and play. The ignorance of youthfulness blocked my views of rain as a good thing. The apostle Paul in Romans 6:12-13 speaks about reign, not the rain that I hated as a young boy. Over the past two weeks, we have been talking about slavery to sin and freedom from sin thr...

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Slavery to Freedom

The ongoing struggles we face each day are a clear reminder of the existing sin in our flesh. Just because God has broken the slave chains of sin does not indicate we, as believers, will no longer struggle with indwelling sin. Paul in Romans 7:20 makes this clear, "But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me."...

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Addiction v. Slavery

The pervasive attitude in our culture is to move away from responsibility. This is clearly seen in how we deal with problems in our lives. The common explanation of our bad actions is focused on the word addictions. Addictions are the new way of categorizing our problems. As a biblical counselor, and as a faithful follower of Christ, having a proper vocabulary is key to he...

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Biblical Confrontation: When to Confront Sin

Is every sin worthy of confrontation? When do we confront a sin in a fellow believer’s life and when do we give grace?...

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Repentance or Worldly Sorrow?

The grief we feel when we are caught in sin is a momentary, worldly grief resulting from being caught with our hand in the cookie jar....

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