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Freedom and Life in the Holy Spirit

“For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” (Romans 8:6 ESV) Here are two motivations with two very different results. The flesh leads to death. Yes, physical death, but even in life the flesh-led life is a kind of dying. Death…

No Condemnation If…

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1-2 ESV) No Condemnation Means _____________. This word “condemnation” includes more in the Greek than its common use in…

Loving God’s Image Everywhere

All Human Life is Sacred Because it Bears God’s Image I would hope all Christians would say yes to this, but do we know why? Do we know why we recoil in horror at a mass murder like Sandy Hook or Las Vegas? Why should we recoil in horror at the thought of a mother…

Parenting for the Next Trillion Years

Key Priorities in Parenting Your Children Toward Christ[1] Attitude toward church For better or worse, the church represents God. A parent’s attitude toward the local church will be interpreted by the child as to where their heart is toward God. I grew up in a home in which we always went to church. It wasn’t…

Family Math: Division

The Stages of Peacemaking Bear with it  “Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” (Colossians 3:13 ESV) What do we bear with for the sake of peace? The little daily annoyances, personality traits, and preference matters.…

The Justified Marriage

Justification means I’m forgiven for far worse than anything my spouse can do “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for…

Happiness is Holiness

“So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law…

Doing What I Hate

“Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of…

Indwelling Sin Weaponizes the Law

“What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, seizing an opportunity through…

First Marriage Horror & Second Marriage Glory

“Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage.…