Tag Archives: Sin

Let’s talk about sin (part 1)

I John 3:4-6 What is sin? The answer may surprise you: “sin is lawlessness” (I John 3:4) In other words, at its most fundamental level sin is an attitude of defiance – the attitude that says, ‘God can’t tell me … Continue reading

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Deep clean

We believe in Jesus Christ… who was crucified, died and was buried, and descended into the grave. Hebrews 9:14 The blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, will cleanse our consciences from acts that … Continue reading

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The unforgivable sin

Mark 3:28,29 “Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.” The scope of God’s … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: Sowing and reaping

Sowing and reaping (Galatians 6:7-10) To sum up: sin is a serious matter, and we don’t have the luxury of being able to ignore it. “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” (Galatians … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way: Community

Galatians 6:1-6 The pursuit of holiness is not a purely personal quest: the road is one on which we travel as a group. And the most sensitive indicator of our spirituality is the nature of our relationships with our Christian … Continue reading

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Jesus: King and Judge (part 2)

Matthew 3:1-12 Isaiah’s prophecy (Isaiah 11:1-7) sounded pretty fabulous, didn’t it, if not mind-blowing! That’s what we all want the world to be like; but we can’t have peace just on its own, without justice and truth. Which is why … Continue reading

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Under the scanner

When I first qualified as a doctor (nearly forty years ago), the treatment of cancer was somewhat hit-and-miss. If you found a breast lump, the surgeon would carry out a mastectomy – and that was all the treatment you had. … Continue reading

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