Tagged: Sin

Confrontational Love

Matthew 18:15–20 presents a beautiful, but highly misunderstood, aspect of Christian community.  This text will not likely be preached in a church growth seminar.  It is not considered culturally practical or acceptable, but if the Bible is to be the guide for the church, then it is a passage that we must submit our lives…

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A Person of Character

In 1 Timothy 5:17–25, Paul is instructing his young protégé Timothy how to structure ministry so that the spiritual leaders of the church are accountable. Makes sense right? After all, the church is relatively young. A lot of confusion exists on how church should be structured and it is a prime opportunity for people who…

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GPS

Sexual addiction, and specifically the struggle with pornography, is a substantial struggle against which many believers are wrestling. Covenant Eyes released a report detailing statistics related to this problem early in 2015: full report can be downloaded here.[1]   Many men and women have committed to walk in victory in this area and have taken…

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The Enemy Within

How do spiritual disciplines help the spiritual life? Up front, it must be admitted that in today’s society anything with the word “discipline” in it sounds unappealing. Nevertheless, historically, spiritual disciplines (such as reading the Bible, prayer, fasting, worship, etc.) have been practiced by the church as a means to reveal sin and grow in…

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How Should Christians Respond to the Issue of Homosexuality?

By: Charlie Kelly Charlie is a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Life Connection Group Teacher at Graceland Baptist Church. The issue of homosexuality looms large in our culture.  We are all affected by this issue, and will be increasingly so.  As Christians, we must accept the challenge of knowing how to…

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