Breaking the Lethargy
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Breaking the Lethargy

A terrifying lethargy grips many Christians. Lack of passion for the salvation of the lost, holiness, Scripture, or church all indicate lethargy. This lethargy arises in a Christian when the Spirit of God withdraws because a Christian chose to violate what he or she knew was the will of God. The rich young ruler demonstrates...

The Call to Repent
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The Call to Repent

Repentance, forgiveness, and holiness are the divine trio for salvation. Of these, repentance is the doorway into God’s kingdom. God’s call to repent applies to all people, everywhere. So what exactly does this call entail? First, repentance begins with a recognition that Jesus is the God of heaven and earth who holds life and death...

An End of Self-Absorption (2004)
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An End of Self-Absorption (2004)

Self-absorption is the opposite of the love described in 1 Corinthians 13. Many sins emerge out of a self-absorbed heart. But, the gospel obliterates selfishness and self-absorption and creates benevolence in the heart. Like the rich younger ruler, we may come to Jesus with an eagerness to serve him. But one thing blocked the rich...