Through the Cross
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Through the Cross

Did you go through the cross, or just kneel at it? Like John Bunyan’s characters Formalist and Hypocrisy, a Christian can avoid the cross and enter the narrow path via shortcut. This, however, is trespassing. It violates God’s revealed will that we die with Christ. How do you know if you’ve died with Christ? Simply,...

Bent towards Sin (2011)
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Bent towards Sin (2011)

A born again person is free to no longer sin. But, the bent towards sin–or the carnal nature–still remains. Like the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, this bent exists in the heart and wages war on the soul. Thus, this bent towards sin explains why so little power exists in the modern...

The Purpose of God (in Your Life) (Radio Remix)
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The Purpose of God (in Your Life) (Radio Remix)

Do you know the purpose of God for your life? God shaped all of earth’s history through men and women’s faith in a rhema word from Him. Jesus Christ invites you, as a member of his church, to do the same. If you do know the purpose of God for your life, are you walking...

Ages Put Right by God
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Ages Put Right by God

What is God’s purpose? It’s not merely for you to live a good Christian life. Instead, Hebrews 11:3 indicates that God designs to put right ages of time. These ages are put right by God when individuals choose to repent and receive a living rhema word from God. Then, as a person walks in obedience...

The Intercession of the Spirit
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The Intercession of the Spirit

What does the apostle Paul mean when talks about the unutterable groanings of the Holy Spirit? This intercession of the Spirit occurs when we set aside time to think, meditate, and pray. The Holy Spirit leads the mind to consider the church, sinners, and one’s own soul in light of the Bible. This excites deep...

The Plain Truth about Sin
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The Plain Truth about Sin

“We know that any one born of God does not sin” (1 John 5:18a, RSV). Is there any plainer way to say it? The truth about sin is that it leads to death. But, the good news is that by faith in Jesus, you can stop sinning and receive eternal life. Your salvation absolutely depends...

Enter Not into Temptation (2004)
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Enter Not into Temptation (2004)

Jesus’ temptation in the garden of Gethsemane pictures our own time of crushing in the prayer closet. While imminent separation from the Father crushed Jesus as he prayed, our need for union with the Father crushes us as we pray. The Christian life is in the prayer closet. Only in prayer do we receive revelation...

The Law of Jesus in My Heart
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The Law of Jesus in My Heart

The law of Jesus in our hearts is the new covenant. Instead of going to the written law to find out what is right, we go directly to Jesus. As we are led by his Spirit every day, He gives our physical bodies life. We don’t have to sin just because we live in a...

The Gospel of Innocence
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The Gospel of Innocence

The gospel of innocence delivers from sin now. It is simple, though painful. When asked, “Lord, are there few that be saved?” Jesus replied, “You must be straining every nerve to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able” (Luke 13:24, Lavender’s New Testament). Do...

The Mind of the Spirit
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The Mind of the Spirit

The mind of the Spirit produces obvious fruit. Like slices of an orange, love, joy, kindness, peace, goodness, faith, and temperance shine in reality from a regenerated person. On the other hand, a mind that hates God will walk in the flesh. This wolf nature bites and devours with anger, judgments, and discord. Take an...