Category Archives: Sin

Perfected

Do you wish you were perfect? Human nature and experience ┬ámake us think that having our errors pointed out and practicing over and over will make us perfect. This procedure works when we are little children learning to recite the … Continue reading

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The End of Conflict

Usually, when we think about conflict we can only imagine one end to the struggle: there will be a winner and there will be a loser. Every war, every battle, every argument, every fight is not really over until one … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

For all but the hardest hearts among us, a story of a close relationship that has gone wrong stirs up sadness. True accounts of such stories sell magazines and tabloids. Fictional accounts of such stories sell books and movie tickets. … Continue reading

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Struggling with Holiness

No human being is capable of being truly holy, that is pleasing to God, on his or her own power. If this does not seem obvious from our own experience, then we either have a low opinion of God’s holiness, … Continue reading

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Made Holy in Christ

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,┬áhe has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him… (Colossians 1:21-22, ESV) … Continue reading

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