Timeless truths about dominion. Why do we struggle with sin after being saved? Paul writes in Romans 6 that sin no longer has dominion over the believer. Before trusting in Christ, we were enslaved to sin. Our minds were darkened. We were powerless. However, Christ broke the chains of sin in our lives. Salvation begins … Continue reading Dominion
Timeless truths about the Gospel. An absolutely key component of the Gospel is that all people of all time are sinners. None are righteous. All have rebelled against God. All have sinned. Paul makes this clear in chapters 1-3 but drives the point home in chapter 3. There is no ambiguity in this point. Have … Continue reading Falling short…
Timeless truth about darkness. All are dead in their trespasses and sin. Eph 2:1 & Col 2:13. Death means separation. Because we have all sinned, Romans 3:23, all are separated from God. Romans 1 presents the truth that deeper and darker depravity is possible. Those who reject God and begin to worship the creation will … Continue reading Darkness
Timeless truths about the law. The Bible is often misquoted. Nowhere does the Bible say that all sins are the same. It does say that if you stumble in “one point” you “become guilty of all.” That means that it takes only one violation of the law for you to become disqualified from heaven. Clearly … Continue reading Are all sins the same?
New Beginnings: Breaking Destructive Cycles John 5:1-18 It is amazing how we do things over and over that do not work out well and the entire time we are thinking they will work out. Thursday morning it was a cool, rainy, dreary morning and on the way into work I stopped by Starbucks for a … Continue reading Breaking Destructive Cycles
Timeless truths from the life of Abel. Abel was the second born son of Adam and Eve. He is the first person in creation to physically die foreshadowing the tremendous heartache of mankind because of the fall. Adam and Eve fully expected to die before their children. However, they experienced the incredible pain and sorrow … Continue reading The first heartbreak
Timeless truths from the life of Adam. Adam was the first man God created. He was a real individual. Paul talked about how sin entered the world through one man - Adam.. He lived 930 years and died. Adam is listed in numerous genealogies in the Bible. If he weren’t a real man, but a … Continue reading Boundaries