Monthly Archives: September 2018

Human Effort and the Battle with Sin

We live in a society that believes in human effort.* The love of human effort can be seen as a siren song that has become a “brain worm”, you know, one of those tunes you hear on the radio or … Continue reading

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The Enemy of the Holy Spirit…

Flesh… Billy Graham* takes the word flesh and plays with it. He says we need to drop off the h and reverse the rest of the word. What you have in his new arrangement is the word self. Some would … Continue reading

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Walking in the Spirit…

“We are being progressively sanctified—to spiritual maturity—to bear the family likeness of His Son. Remember that Jesus Christ was perfect—and we are to strive for perfection.…Christians, day by day, week by week, and month by month, are told to walk … Continue reading

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God as Visionary…

Have you ever been around someone who seemed to be truly visionary? I tend to be what I would call practical, I guess. I may have a vision from time to time, but I quickly jump from vision to execution, … Continue reading

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I Will See Much Greater Things Than This

    “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out” John 1: 5. I have been reading the book of John and the more I read it, the more I see the saving message … Continue reading

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Saying “Yes” to the Devil

  When I have sinned, deep down I know that I did it. I felt the pull of temptation. I responded at some point willed to sin. At some point I said “Yes” to the devil as he tempted me … Continue reading

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The Basic Problem…The Struggle

“Now you have become aware of the basic problem in the Christian’s life, the struggle with sin.” [Pastor Billy Graham, 93].* Just yesterday, I tried to exhort myself to stay strong, to avoid the things I do that are bad, … Continue reading

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