Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Yardman

As we suffer through the winter of 2015, we wonder if spring will ever arrive. I look out the window in my office and I see the same white scenery I have seen since February 15.  The snow came in … Continue reading

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Respectable Sins

As I read Chapter 8, I began to consider levels of sin.  Years ago, I taught Sunday School from a book by Jerry Bridges called Respectable Sins.  His premise was that Christians today have become so preoccupied with the major … Continue reading

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Questions about minimization…..

We all want to live a stress free life and granted, too many of us [certainly me included] make too big of a deal out of little things but do you see minimization as a problem in your life? Do … Continue reading

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An Effort to Tell the Truth

Years ago, I heard of a church that did not want the whole truth. The pastor was using words like sin, sinner, hell and punishment in his weekly sermons. This was not sitting too well with the congregation. They wanted … Continue reading

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The Immortal Lies of the Minimizer

Pastor Idleman tells many tales of people who minimize their actions as a defense mechanism against the guilt of their sin but as a Sunday school teacher, I want to share some information from Pastor Warren Wiersbe that fits in … Continue reading

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What About Those Wages?

Paul tells us in the Bible, “the wages of sin is death.” I wonder if that is true? The way a minimizer thinks, I guess it’s not.  Literally, if you sin, Paul means you are in the process of dying.  … Continue reading

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“No Problem” Chapter 8 Minimization

How many times have you heard that phrase or how many times have you used it? Minimization—the acknowledgement of the reality of a situation and even owning responsibility for it but denying its seriousness.  This is the topic for the … Continue reading

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