Isolation Through Temptation

15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to … Continue reading Isolation Through Temptation

Temptation’s Goal

We are tempted when we are drawn away and enticed by our own lusts and desires (James 1:14). This means that the temptations arise within us and compel us because of the sinful nature. Temptation itself is not sin but submitting or yielding to it is when the sin is birthed (James 1:15). When we … Continue reading Temptation’s Goal

Observations Of A Prodigal #5

“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. Luke 15:20   Sin's A Domino! Sin affects in many ways. We sin against God and man at the … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #5

Observations Of A Prodigal #2

 And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together...Luke 15:13 Making plans? So how was it knowing that he would be the one leaving the household?  It would take his dad a little while to collect the money because things are usually sold after one dies, not before, to distribute the inheritance. I'm … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #2

Observations Of A Prodigal #1

The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ Luke 15:12 Many of us would never think to just go to our dads and demand from them our share of the inheritance. I mean, inheritance is simply an after death issue. When I read … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #1

Devotionals For Leaders: Garden Of Weeds

…our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. —Romans 6:6 Sin is not something we can manage. Try as we may to maintain it, sin will grow like a weed in a garden and that weed must … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Garden Of Weeds

Ephesians 4:17-24 Day 4 Lent

17 With the Lord’s authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused. 18 Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.19 They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure … Continue reading Ephesians 4:17-24 Day 4 Lent

Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections 1 John 2:2

He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world —1 John 2:2 Jesus being my “propitiation" means that His sacrifice of Himself satisfied God’s anger and wrath of sin, thus opening the door for all to walk through into a relationship with God by faith … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections 1 John 2:2

Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him —2 Corinthians 5:21 Sin isn’t just about doing the wrong things but having the wrong “being” within. What does that essentially mean? It’s not just being wrong but having the wrong nature controlling … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections