Tag 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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A different kind of gardener.

  It concerns me about the current hubbabaloo that is going on again about a well known pastor who had fallen from grace. That is, mans grace. In any kind of conversation about the brokenness and sinfulness of humanity, its … Continue reading

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Radical Evil or Radical Love.

I read this quote this morning by Gustavo Gutierrez, who is a Roman Catholic theologian working with the poor in Lima. He says. Because sin is radical evil, it can be conquered only by the grace of God and the … Continue reading

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Personal Repentance.

I love the global nature of blogging. I can read the thoughts and works of others around the world. I can be encouraged by what they write. I can be saddened by what they write. I can be built up … Continue reading

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2 days away. The good, the bad and the plain ugly.

We had a interesting trip away down to the Australian Capitol. It was interesting because it had a mixture of good, bad and ugly. It took us three hours driving to get to Canberra and we went straight to the … 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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Romans 6:1-11 The master stroke: Fully alive.

Paul makes a series of profound statements; ‘We died to sin: how can we then live in it any longer…Don’t you know that all of us who were baptised in Christ Jesus were baptised into his death…We should no longer … Continue reading

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Failing Forward.

The other day I was in a bit of a melancholy reflective mood and wrote some poetry about finding peace.   This morning I would like to expand a little more on what I wrote about the ache of the soul. … 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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Freedom from what?

I was sitting in church yesterday and scribbled a few notes down about how every nation, every people group, every gender, and every age group are united equally in the bondage of sin. So while ALL have sinned and fallen … Continue reading

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