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1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 2Wash away all my 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. We could meditate on many things in this chapter; and you would do well to study it completely.…

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) Have you ever committed a sin that caused you to be overwhelmed with guilt and shame? Have you carried the burden of your mistakes by yourself for quite a while? Have…

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Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee…(John 21:1) Multiple times following His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples. However, this time would be different, especially for Simon Peter. He had just denied Jesus three different times. Broken hearted, he expressed his remorse in an appropriate way; he repented for his…

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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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