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“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,” (Acts 3:19) A dear friend of mine was driving to work one morning, mentally preparing himself to dive into the pile of work waiting on his desk. He sipped his coffee while…

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“If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin —…

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“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And…

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“In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” – Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV) There’s an old saying that goes, “Some things just aren’t a hill worth dying on.” While in many cases this a wise saying because it…

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“Blessed is the one who does not walk with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take…” (Psalm 1:1) Are you in step with the world? If so, you may just be out of step with God. Harsh words of judgment which are personally evaluated are necessary along the path of the one…

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“…be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”  (Ephesians 5:15-16)  I have a workshop where I enjoy a woodworking hobby.  Frequently, I have to stop and clean up my messes and take inventory of my materials, supplies and tools.  So it…

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“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”  (1 John 1:9) During my seminary days, Bertha Smith, a retired missionary from China who had seen the fire from heaven on the Chinese people bringing great revival, spoke to one of my classes. …

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“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” (Psalm 51:1-2) This powerful chapter in the book of Psalms is King David’s transparent confession. There is much in the chapter…

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“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.” (Micah 7:18) Do you know the story of George Wilson? He was convicted of robbing the US Mail and given a death sentence for the…

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“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the…

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