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Jesus – With Us Even In Our Sin

David once said his sins were so thick and persistent that they blinded him (Psalm 40v12). Whoever wrote Hebrews admitted that it doesn’t take much for sin to trip us up (Hebrews 12v1).

Jesus invites us to leave our lives of sin – like he did to the woman who got caught acting out her lustful thoughts (John 8v1-11) but sometimes it feels like he might as well invite us to fly.

Seems impossible…

Except … he promised to be with us no matter what. And Jesus promised to change us from the inside out as long as we keep inviting him in (no matter what).

And there’s that other promise: no condemnation from him – ever.

That good news?

Read the story in John 8 here: http://bit.ly/102Or8W

Go deeper with our extended post here: http://bit.ly/1i3A3Z0

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God Forgets!

God forgets!!! Yes, you read that correctly.

Jeremiah 31v34 says ‘For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sin no more.’

See, what I mean? God chooses not to remember (to forget) our sins.

So why do you and I still hold on tightly to the bad things we have done? We are the forgiven! Let’s live with that peace and forgiveness!

When we mess up we have a way out, a way to move forward in His grace:

1 John 1v9 ‘If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.’

Jesus calls us to get rid of sin in our lives. It is possible! And the best news is that God will see you as completely right with him.

Will you do it?

Jeremiah 31 here: http://bit.ly/1bBIwjq

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Death On The Heels Of Sin

You might wonder what the big deal is about sin. Especially if you reckon that what’s going on in your life isn’t really hurting you or anyone else. Thing is, that’s always a lie. Paul says, ‘A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough’ (Galatians 5v9). Which means that even just a little bit of secret sin somehow affects the community you’re in – your family, classmates, whoever.

Death – like the death of a friendship, or the death of someone’s trust, or the death of your purity – always follows on the heels of sin.

I’m so grateful for Jesus who redeemed me and restored my life and put me at peace with a perfect, holy God.

Galatians 5 here: http://bit.ly/1qmTYqg

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10/30/2013

Does your faith in God feel a bit shaky today? Are you worried because maybe you’ve lost a bit of that AMAZINGLY DEEP sense of God’s presence you once had? Maybe these words reflect your life now: ‘my sins have surrounded me and I cannot see… I have lost all courage’ (Psalm 40v12)

A real kind of faith is not about desperately keeping up those cool-God-camp-vibes. It’s about keeping your life pointed towards God no matter how bad life gets. Keep calm! Carry on… toward God as best you can.

One of the best prayers to pray – at any time – is this: ‘Please, LORD, rescue me! Come quickly, LORD, and help me’

Read (and pray) Psalm 40 here: http://bit.ly/16JBHY9
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