Category Archives: sin

The power to heal and forgive.

  There is an amazing story of faith and faithlessness that is told in Luke 5:17- 26 when Jesus heals a paralytic man whose friends lowered him down through the roof, because they couldn’t get inside to see him. Over … Continue reading

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Dealing with personal sin is like extracting an ingrown toenail.

I have a regular problem with one of my big toe nails. It has a tendency to start to grow inwards. And so every 6 months or so, I have to attend to a minor operation and cut the offending … Continue reading

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Psalm 22 is key to understanding ‘Christs cry of forsakenness.’

The following verse is often understood in many conservative circles to mean that God turned his face away from his son and abandoned him on the cross. And in that moment of detachment the emotional pain of being separated from … Continue reading

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The message of the church–what are we to do with sin?

The message entrusted to the church is always one of forgiveness and reconciliation with God. It’s never one of condemnation and judgement. Yet there is a call to live a holy life; therefore what are we to do about sin. … Continue reading

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Be careful how you preach against sin–for in doing so, you may be preaching against Christ.

Recently I posted a controversial heading  that said “If you preach against sin; your guilty of preaching a false gospel.”  In it I made the point that the centrality of our preaching is to be the forgiveness of sins and … Continue reading

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If you preach against sin–your guilty of preaching a false gospel!

Many Christians believe that the main role of the church is to preach against sin.  They spend a lot of time railing against how ungodly so and so is. They rail against this sin and that sin. Some will even … Continue reading

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