The Power we give to Sin.

Christians give too much power to sin. I sin quite frequently… in fact I sin every day. I won’t bore you with the sins that I’ve committed today or yesterday, but you don’t need to be that imaginative to think about the ways in which people can sin, especially when it includes any thought, word or action that goes against God’s desires for our lives. However, I have come to the conclusion that Christians really do focus on sin a tad too much.

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The key to John Wesley’s success.

Yesterday at Small Group we started a new series in Galatians. We concentrated on the first 10 verses of Chapter 1: 1 Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers and sisters with me, To the churches in Galatia: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 6 I am astonished…

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Accountability

I’ve recently been thinking about the idea of Christian accountability. If I’m honest, this word has been a source of fear, and a reason for avoidance in my past nine years as a Christian. But it shouldn’t be. Why was I scared of this dreaded word, Accountability? For many

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Confess, be forgiven, and sin no more.

I’ve noticed recently that it is the culture for Christian friendship groups to be ‘accountable’ to eachother, especially within same sex friendship groups. Even accountability groups have been set up in various ways to make sure that Christians are keeping along the right path. I’m guessing that this notion comes from scripture in Ephesians 5. I think it’s at verse 13 where it talks about light exposing sin. The mentality behind accountability is that if we confess sins to eachother, then it is a step in the right direction to remedying ongoing sin. Indeed, the Bible says to confess our…

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