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Who’s To Blame For My Sin?

On October 26, 2015, in a South Carolina high school, a student decided to break a relatively minor classroom rule, but a rule none the less–she took her cell phone out during class time.  When required to surrender the phone, the student doubled, even tripled, her trouble by choosing to ...

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Guilt Versus Grace–Who Wins?

Guilt! It’s heavy. It’s paralyzing. And it can become all-consuming, threatening the one who suffers from it with feelings of isolation, unworthiness, and despair. And then there’s grace. Amazing grace. God’s unmerited favor that washes away those taunting feelings and makes it easier to breathe again, to live again. Guilt ...

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How Many Times Should I Forgive Myself?

Is it right to ask God to bless something you know you shouldn’t do? No, and you don’t want to. When I am unwilling to “come clean” and choose to lie, it puts a wall between God and me, and I feel shut off. I still talk to Him, but ...

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Strangers, Pilgrims, and Aliens: A Christian’s Life

The stranger listens as those around him talk, sharing their experiences. Standing at a distance, he observes their behaviors and watches as their choices play out in their lives. The pilgrim is on a journey called life—in a foreign land where he will never fully belong.  He looks forward to ...

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Signs of a Mature Christian

“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and ...

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