Re-Post (sort of): How a Christian Can Overcome Sin

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I have to confess: sometimes I write posts on this blog that does not move me. Everything I have written I believe and has changed my life in one way or another. But somethings don’t move me to action.

Yet, some have.

One year ago (today), I began a 3-part series on “How to Overcome Sin.” This was an intense study of my own and it moved me to action. The fruit of that study which I shared on PS23 has been helpful again and again to me as well as to others who I have shared it with. So, I decided to share it with you again.… Continue reading

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Discipline: A Heart-check for Parents

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parenting comicDiscipline… the paradox of parenting. It’s a love/hate relationship brought with tons of emotion – overwhelming love, yet inseparable from overwhelming grief at the same time. On the one hand, you hate disciplining. You hate that your child needs it; you hate the consequences of your child’s disobedience. But, you love your child regardless; you love the opportunity to train your child in righteousness. And with a strong-willed toddler of my own (I blame my wife – she prayed that he would be like me), and another due in less than a month, I’ve been contemplating this reality:

Discipline is necessary, but often we’re consumed with the heart attitude of our child when we discipline, but I think we often miss an important opportunity to evaluate our own.… Continue reading

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How a Christian can Overcome Sin (pt. 3)

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(Again I want to remind the readers that this blogpost is for those who are truly Christians. If you are not a Christian, your first course of action is to repent from your life of sin and put your faith in Jesus Christ first. Here is a link to help you understand the importance of this act of faith.)

Three weeks ago I began a series on how a Christian can overcome sin. Indeed, “there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom 8:1), but Christians still struggle Turning-from-Sinagainst sin’s power and influence (Rom 7; Heb 12:1; 1 John 1:9).… Continue reading

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