Posts tagged with ‘Sin’

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3/20/20 IF YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A DRAG, WORLDLY WEIGHTS MAY BE TO BLAME

by Barry Lovett

“But the fruit of the Spirit is …self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23. As believers in Christ, we are challenged by the author of Hebrews to rid ourselves of every “weight”, and the sin which so easily ensnares us (Hebrews 12:1). This includes anything that encumbers our spiritual effectiveness.  By discipline and self-control, we must shed any habit, practice, […]

2/28/20 THE MOST DEADLY SINS DO NOT LEAP UPON US – THEY CREEP UP ON US

by Barry Lovett

“Beloved, I beg you …, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.”  I Peter 2:11. James warned us that sin puts our lives at risk.  It comes disguised as pleasure but leaves us pain.  Sin introduces us to the devastation of separation from God.  It leads to eternal torment if we do not know Christ as Savior, […]

12/11/19 GOD’S AWESOME PRESENCE IS BOTH CONVICTING AND COMFORTING

by Barry Lovett

“I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up.” Isaiah 6:1. In a vision, God showed Isaiah who He really is.  What the prophet saw greatly affected him. He saw God’s majesty. He gained a fresh understanding of God’s holiness.  He saw the contrast between his sinful self and God’s perfection.  He heard God’s call […]

11/7/19 THE MOST DEADLY SINS DO NOT LEAP UPON US – THEY CREEP UP ON US

by Barry Lovett

“Beloved, I beg you …, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.”  I Peter 2:11. James warned us that sin puts our lives at risk.  It comes disguised as pleasure but leaves us in pain.  Sin introduces us to the devastation of separation from God.  It leads to eternal torment if we do not know Christ as […]

11/4/19 CHRIST PRODUCES A CHANGE WITHIN THAT BREAKS THE CHAINS OF SIN

by Barry Lovett

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.” II Corinthians 5:17. Some people look at the cruelty and inhumanity in our world and conclude that there cannot be a loving God.  A better perspective, however, might be to think about how bad the world would be if God really didn’t exist.  The evil and cruelty […]