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Christians Hurt Me

Christians Hurt Me

Question:  How should we respond when someone says that they don’t want to come to church because a Christian has hurt them? The two statements I’ve heard most often from those who will not attend church are, “I don’t trust Christians, I’ve been hurt by too many of...

The Promise of Pain (Part 5 of 5)

The Promise of Pain (Part 5 of 5)

Romans 8:18 (KJV) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Last week we discussed… As I experienced “life” in the “light” of Scripture, I’ve learned that Pain produces … PRUNING...

The Promise of Pain (Part 4 of 5)

The Promise of Pain (Part 4 of 5)

Romans 8:18 (KJV) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Last week we discussed… As I experienced “life” in the “light” of Scripture, I’ve learned that Pain produces … PRUNING...

The Promise of Pain (Part 3 of 5)

The Promise of Pain (Part 3 of 5)

Romans 8:18 (KJV) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Last week we discussed… There is a human myth promulgated to the masses – “Happiness = the absence of pain!”  Nothing...

The Promise of Pain (Part 2 of 5)

The Promise of Pain (Part 2 of 5)

Romans 8:18 (KJV) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Last week we ended with … There is always a “Promise” in the “Pain” God ordains and/or allows… Psalm 30:5 (KJV) “For...

The Promise of Pain (Part 1 of 5)

The Promise of Pain (Part 1 of 5)

Romans 8:18 (KJV) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Few people look forward to being in the state of pain.  There are those who present a mental illness that prompts them...

Sinners Saved by Grace? (Part 4 of 4)

Sinners Saved by Grace? (Part 4 of 4)

____________________________________ What truly concerns me, as I stated in Part 1, is the care-free attitude we saints have toward the exhibition of our sinful nature (Flesh) overriding the empowerment of our new nature (New Creature in Christ).  We are to manifest...

Sinners Saved by Grace? (Part 3 of 4)

Sinners Saved by Grace? (Part 3 of 4)

Last week, we ended the newsletter with the following: ____________________________________ What kept Jesus from falling into the traps and temptations of Satan’s snares?    All we need do is review Jesus’ response to the first recorded temptation Satan threw at Him:...

Sinners Saved By Grace? (Part 2 of 4)

Sinners Saved By Grace? (Part 2 of 4)

Last week, we ended the blog with the following: _________________________________________ We are not sinners saved by grace!  We WERE sinners who ARE saved by God’s grace and are now called saints by God.  Saints practice righteousness and are habitually/repeatedly...

Sinners Saved by Grace? (Part 1 of 4)

Sinners Saved by Grace? (Part 1 of 4)

"We are all sinners saved by grace!”  I’ve heard that statement stated so many times by preachers from various Christian denominations.  Each time I heard it there was a sense of comfort that enveloped me in that I was keenly aware of my propensity to sin and apparent...

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