Category  |  Sin

Struggling To Make The Right Decision? Part 63

Whether it’s an extra slice of cake when we’re on a diet or a major indiscretion . . . decisions seem insurmountable when temptation crosses our path.

An Authentic Look At The Conflicts That Test Our Character Part 64

Students groan when presented with a pop quiz or final exam. And we don’t respond much differently when life sends trials our way. Perhaps you’re struggling with a difficult situation right now.


A Message Of Grace Part 6

Each one of us has done things in our life that we aren’t proud of. But have you ever made a mistake so terrible . . . you wondered if God would ever forgive you? Let's observe God’s response to a repentant heart.

Acknowledging The Little Things We Do To Hide Our Faults From View Part 15

It’s only when we truly understand that we’re sinners . . . personally . . . without anyone else to blame . . . that we can stop hiding and come to God for mercy. It’s when we relinquish our weaknesses to God that true freedom can be found!

Haddon Robinson Shares From His Heart About Developing A Personal Relationship With Jesus Christ Part 16

The Bible says, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” None of us are exempt from sin.

Let’s Strip Away The FaÇade And Discuss What Really Counts In God’s Kingdom Part 17

We all want to look good to those around us. We sometimes dress to impress people and even show-off our jobs or cars . . . positioning ourselves around anything or anyone that will make us look good.

Travel With Us Back To Ancient Israel Part 18

Sometimes it’s difficult to understand the meaning behind the stories Jesus told. They seem so foreign to the world we know today. Their historical description brings new life and meaning to one of Jesus’ most profound parables.

Take A Moment To Reflect On The Radical And Life-transforming Message Of The Gospel Part 19

Sometimes we take the gift of God’s only Son lightly, don’t we? We know the right words to say and the right things to pray, but we don’t take to heart the true miracle of Jesus’ sacrifice.

There’s A Fine Line Between Humility And Pride Part 30

There’s a fine line between humility and pride. Pride tries to draw attention . . . and humility attempts to deflect it. And yet, sometimes in our best moments . . . we still find ourselves slipping into a proud position.

The Power Of Humility In Our Daily Lives Part 31

In Luke 18:14, Jesus stated, “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

A Look At The Issue Of Idolatry In The Old Testament And How It Applies To Us In The Twenty-first Century Part 24

When reading the Bible . . . we often find cultural differences which make it difficult to understand how to apply the principles to our lives today.

Valuable Insight Into The Second Biblical Commandment Prohibiting Idolatry Part 25

Often the circumstances in the Bible seem foreign to us. But when we understand the history and culture surrounding the text, the Bible comes to life with principles that apply even to us today.

Having A Hard Time Standing Your Ground When Everyone Around You Claims You’re Wrong? Part 26

It’s difficult to live the Christian life in a culture that’s set against all you believe. A look at the recurring theme of idolatry throughout the Old Testament.

A New Perspective On The Biblical Issue Of Idolatry Part 27

The pressure of fitting in to the culture around us is very real. . . . a bigger house, a nicer car, lavish vacations . . . it’s difficult to not be pulled into the materialistic view our culture subscribes to.

God Is Closer Than You May Think! Part 28

Ever wonder if God hears your prayers? Maybe He’s taking longer to answer than you’d like. A discussion on our desire to have access to God.

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Sin > Consequences

Be encouraged by how Jesus handles our sin with truth and grace Part 4

She had been caught red-handed. Exposed publicly for her sin of adultery, the woman in John 8 certainly didn’t expect any mercy from Jesus or the crowd.

Managing our inner struggles with the Lord Part 11

It was the most lopsided fight in human history. Did Jacob actually believe he had a chance against the God of the universe? Let's talk about wrestling with God. We’ll learn from Jacob’s example how to manage our own inner struggles with the Lord.

Catch a glimpse of God’s greater plan for our lives Part 9

Stuck in the moment, it can be difficult to see what God is doing in our lives. But if we widen our perspective, we may catch a glimpse of God’s greater plan! Let's look at the bigger picture in the life of Jacob. In the midst of chaos, God was building his future.

Sin > Forgiveness Of

Be encouraged by how Jesus handles our sin with truth and grace Part 4

She had been caught red-handed. Exposed publicly for her sin of adultery, the woman in John 8 certainly didn’t expect any mercy from Jesus or the crowd.

Let’s turn to John chapter 8 and the account of the woman caught in adultery Part 1

Rather than help her privately, the religious leaders decided to use a broken woman to trap Jesus publicly! Don't miss the start of this dramatic story.

What will your legacy be? Part 14

Each day we write another chapter in our own personal legacy. So when you finally leave this earth, what kind of story will you leave behind? Let's discuss how we want to be remembered, and that’s as people who were loved!

Sin > Idolatry

A Challenge For Us To Evaluate The Things That Have Captured Our Hearts Part 41

If you take an honest look at your life, would you recognize issues, ambitions . . . even people . . . who have taken the place of God?

A Brief Glimpse Into An Ancient Culture Part 40

A culture steeped in idolatry and sexuality. Practical insight into our world today and our interaction with the one true God.

Idolatry In The First-century Church Part 39

Understanding the context of a verse certainly opens our eyes to Scripture! A look at some fascinating biblical history.

Sin > Repentance

God Has The Greatest Reason To Celebrate, When One Of His Children Repents And Comes Home! Part 38

We enjoy celebrating special occasions and accomplishments, such as anniversaries, graduations, and weddings. But what about when someone repents and comes home?

An Insightful Look At The Power Of Grace Part 35

In this world, we’re told there’s no such thing as a free lunch! You have to work hard to earn what you acquire in life. God’s grace cannot be earned. Instead, it’s given freely to us.

What Does True Repentance Look Like? Part 33

It’s not easy owning up to our mistakes. Instead, we’re prone to give excuses for the poor choices we’ve made. An insightful look at Jesus’ parable about the prodigal son.

Sin > Temptation

Let's discover the purpose behind trials of faith, and conclude our series in James chapter 1 Part 5

God doesn’t allow us to go through trials and temptations just to see us squirm. There’s a reason and goal behind every challenge we face. It’s an inspiring message to help us hang on and stay the course.

How we’ll never know faith works, until it’s put to the test! Part 4

That summertime hammock may look sturdy and well constructed. But it’s not until we commit to laying down that we find out if it can hold us up! Another helpful study in James, chapter 1.

How the good, the bad, and even the ugly parts of life can reflect the good news of Jesus Part 5

Some chapters of life we’d be proud to share with others. And then there are the pages filled with regret and longing, with wayward decisions we’d prefer not to share with anyone. A lesson from the life of Samson.