Anger · Cross-Centered · Forgiveness · Fruit of the Spirit · Jesus-Centered · Root Sins

Root Sins:Part II Pulling and Replacing Root Sins

In a previous article we talked about root sins. We addressed the three root sins: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life. These sins were identified with Eve in the garden. Satan later used these root sins to tempt Jesus. Then John, in John 2:16 reaffirms these three root sins.… Continue reading Root Sins:Part II Pulling and Replacing Root Sins

Forgiveness · Jesus · Repentance · Shame

How to Get Rid of Shame

The shame that we bring upon ourselves can be deep. I’m not talking about the shame we had as a child. There’s much difference between a four-year-old who wets the bed and adult who carries some deep secrets from their past. We also could talk about present shame, perhaps something you’re struggling with now. Problems… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Shame

Forgiveness · Love · Peace · Relationships

Do I Have to Get Along With Everyone?

There is a lot of pressure on Christians to get along with everyone. The banner of love is, and should be, waived high as one of the central Christian ethos. Not only are we to love others, but we are even called to help different parties come together. Jesus even says in His Sermon on… Continue reading Do I Have to Get Along With Everyone?

Forgiveness · Satan · Your Past

Your Past: Should You Think About It?

Our past is a funny thing. Depending on what your past was like depends on how you deal with it. Some people obsess over their past, some try to block it out, and some move forward so fast that they rarely think about it. There are a lot of different ways to deal with your… Continue reading Your Past: Should You Think About It?

Church Life · Confrontation · Forgiveness · Problem People

The Catapult Verse

When we think about Christianity we often think about love. Maybe you believe the church hasn’t loved someone, but the very thought of that itself shows that you believe Christians should love. The question is, are there times when the church may correctly do something that doesn’t seem loving, but is loving? The answer is… Continue reading The Catapult Verse

Children · Divorce · Forgiveness · Love

Divorced Parents Should…

Painful topics are just that, painful. They dig up hurt. Let me state from the outset, that this is not the intention of this post. The divorce rate of people with children is lower than people without children, but many children are dealing with the issue of divorced parents. While statistics vary, most of what… Continue reading Divorced Parents Should…

Church · Forgiveness · Grace · Guilt · Salvation

What’s with Guilt and Church?

 What people think about church, whether true or not, has a lot to do with whether people want to attend church. When I talk to people who say they believe in God but do not attend church, one of the hurdles for them is their understanding of guilt. When they close their eyes and picture… Continue reading What’s with Guilt and Church?

Forgiveness · Pain

Should We Forgive and Forget?

There are many times in life that we have been hurt by others. They have cheated on us, stolen from us, gossiped about us, yelled at us, etc. The question is, should we “forgive and forget?” It sounds Christian from the outset, but does God really call us to forgive and forget? First, let’s talk about… Continue reading Should We Forgive and Forget?