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A Holy Tension

John doesn’t make it easy on us. He doesn’t talk in grey terms but speaks in black and white terms. Yet it feels like a grey area. Holy tension, Batman! That’s what I’m feeling as I’m chewing on my reading … Continue reading

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No Dominion

No way! Absolutely not! Uh, uh! Nope! That’s how Paul responds to the question. Kinda. If grace is so great, if grace abounded where sin increased (Rom. 5:20), then should we continue in sin that grace may abound (Rom. 6:1)? … Continue reading

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An Either/Or Thing

I read the words of the old songwriter and it brings to mind the words of the old preacher. I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep Your word. ~ The Psalmist (Psalm 119:101 ESV) … Continue reading

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Religious Leaven

It’s religious leaven. Allow in even the tiniest amount and it’s gonna spread. While just a little bit might seem quite innocuous at first, once it’s allowed in the mix there’s a good chance it’ll take over. Can’t really see … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Indulgence of the Flesh

The Judaizers said it could only happen if they got back to the law, watched what they ate and drank, observed the festival days, and started observing the real Sabbath again. The Gnostics said it would take something far more … Continue reading

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Dead to Sin and Alive to God

Chewing on Romans 6 this morning. In the last couple of chapters Paul’s been explaining how Christ’s death for us has made possible a righteousness received by faith. That by believing that Christ died for our sin on the cross, … Continue reading

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