Posts with the tag “sin”

Eternal Investments
by Ed Newton on January 18th, 2024
"He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin." - Hebrews 11:25   In a world that often emphasizes instant gratification and fleeting pleasures, the call to choose long-term rewards for God over short-term pleasures is both challenging and crucial. The Bible, in Hebrews 11:25, highlights the exemplary choice made by Moses: "He chose to b...  Read More
When Are You Going to Change?
by Ed Newton on January 5th, 2024
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23   Do you ever ask yourself, "When am I going to change?" When will enough be enough? When will you become sick and tired of being sick and tired? God is waiting for you to realize that He has so much better for your life than the empty promises of sin. Sin may seem enticing in the moment, b...  Read More
The Weight of Sin
by Ed Newton on November 23rd, 2023
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18   Sin carries a heavy burden—one that is often felt most acutely in the depths of our hearts. Engaging in sinful behaviors frequently leads to feelings of guilt and shame, emotions that further hinder our ability to approach God with confidence and open hearts. In these moments, guilt and shame can ma...  Read More
The Power of Repentance
by Ed Newton on November 1st, 2023
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9   Repentance is a powerful and transformative aspect of your relationship with God. A heart prepared for God's mighty work is quick to repent. It not only acknowledges sins but also seeks forgiveness, understanding that unconfessed sin can hinder your relationship wit...  Read More
No Longer Slaves to Sin
by Ed Newton on January 26th, 2023
“We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.” - Romans 6:6  Over the last couple of days, we have talked about how as our Heavenly Father, God’s “got us.” What that means is that He works on our behalf, in our situations, and in our favor. He is orchestrating everything in our lives in ac...  Read More
Amazing Perfection
by Ed Newton on January 1st, 2023
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” - Hebrews 4:15  Over the last week, we have talked a lot about forgiveness. We have looked at it from all angles: our need to forgive others, our need for God to forgive us (He has), and our need to forgive ourselves. After all, we have all m...  Read More
The Cost of Sin
by Ed Newton on September 30th, 2022
“But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.” - Jonah 1:3   If you have read the story of Jonah, then you know he is the one who was swallowed by the whale. He was swallowed because of his disobedience to God. Go...  Read More
Short-Changing God’s Best
by Ed Newton on September 3rd, 2022
“And then He added, ‘It is what comes from inside that defiles you. For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.’” - Mark 7:20-23   As we continue to look at the reasons God will disrupt you...  Read More
Carrying The Weight
by Ministry Support on June 12th, 2022
“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” - Romans 12:3Is there something you have done in your past that you are still carrying the weight of? Is there a sin you committed, a promise you broke, a lie you told, or somet...  Read More
Heart of Hope
by Ministry Support on May 10th, 2022
“When they persisted in questioning Him, He stood up and said to them, ‘The one without sin among you should be the first one to throw a stone at her’” (John 8:7).Christianity is often nauseating to people who don’t understand it. The world looks at Christianity and it sees nothing but rules—rules about what they can and can’t do. As a result, many people, unfortunately, see Christianity as a grou...  Read More
The Wrong Side
by Ministry Support on March 2nd, 2022
“Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.” (Revelation 12:3-4)We have spent the last couple days talking about the m...  Read More
A Hardened Heart
by Ministry Support on February 19th, 2022
“The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.” - Revelation 9:20-21 Yesterday, we talked about those who will reject...  Read More
Peace Forever
by Ministry Support on February 4th, 2022
“But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” - Revelation 5:3-5 Yesterday, we discu...  Read More
For The Love of Loyalty
by Ministry Support on January 20th, 2022
“Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans” - Revelation 2:14-15 The Word tells us that the church of Pergamum remained true to the name...  Read More

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