Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” In these verses, Paul expresses the antidote to selfishness and pride:  considering others more significant than ourselves. Then in…

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Sin impacts people who are not directly involved, but are affected by the sin. Here are some thoughts on how the aftermath of sin should be addressed with them: Meet with the affected person and explain what happened. Ask them for forgiveness. Ask if they have any questions. Let them know you are getting help,…

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So you have asked God and the person you sinned against to forgive your sin.  But you may be asking, “what if I sin again?” Here are three things to consider: First, if you trust in Jesus Christ, you are going to change.  He has enable you to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4). …

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Scripture says “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).  When it does, the aftermath of sin is devastating. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death“…probably most notably, relational death. Sin destroys things that come into contact with it…relationships, lives, growth, opportunity, any prior healing, memories…the list goes on. In Galatians,…

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I often hear the encouraging words “glorify God” from my Christian friends.  I think this has become a popular phrase among Christians over the past several years.  This is wonderful, because it quickly focuses us on our main purpose in life (1 Corinthians 10:31). But what exactly does it mean to glorify God?  Meditate on…

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Scripture records several answers to the question, “Why did Jesus come?”  Here are several reasons from Jesus’ own lips: – That His people would have abundant life (John 10:10) – To seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10) – To destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8) – To serve and give His…

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You have been made complete through the gospel, the good news that God showed His love, mercy and grace toward you.  Because of this, you extend love, mercy and grace to others, no strings attached: Because you know God loves us, you can love others (1 Corinthians 13:7 – love tries to assume the best…

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Ephesians 2:4-9 “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,…

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Psalm 9:10 “And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” It is when you come to know God personally that you begin to trust Him.  To know God’s name is to believe in Him.  In John 2:23, many people believed in…

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