Posts tagged with ‘Sin’

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9/23/21 PRIVATE SINS WILL INEVITABLY HAVE PUBLIC IMPACT

by Barry Lovett

“The children of Israel committed a trespass regarding the accursed things, for Achan… took of the accursed things.” Joshua 7:1. Because of Achan’s private sin everyone was affected and God was dishonored. As followers of Jesus, we belong to one another, and our individual actions can impact the entire body and God’s name.  May we individually and […]

8/25/21 OUR GREATEST FREEDOM IS FREEDOM FROM SIN

by Barry Lovett

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free.” Galatians 5:1.  In 1776, the 13 British colonies in North America protested the limitations placed on them by the king of England and engaged in a struggle that gave birth to a brand-new republic. The infant nation soon adopted that now-famous document known as […]

8/12/21 TRUE FREEDOM IS FOUND IN BONDAGE TO CHRIST

by Barry Lovett

“Having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” Romans 6:18. Some of the Roman believers apparently didn’t understand what it meant to be free from sin’s bondage.  They thought they could go on sinning because they were under grace. So, Paul reminded them of their status in Jesus by appealing to a familiar fact: […]

4-9-21 THE BIBLE WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS WRONG BEFORE YOU HAVE DONE IT

by Barry Lovett

“Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11. No one today would approach radioactive material without protection. But many seem unconcerned about exposure to the dangers of sin.  Psalm 1 warns us against sinful attitudes, speech, and behavior. Obedience to God’s law is a spiritual safeguard from sin […]

4/6/21 ONE GOOD REASON FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING TODAY IS TOMORROW

by Barry Lovett

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”  Galatians 6:7 Our choices often have a reach and impact that we could never imagine.  The choices we make today produce the consequences we reap tomorrow.  It’s far better to avoid sin in the first place than to struggle to […]