A New Way of Living

Many well meaning Christians are afraid to teach Paul’s instructions that we are no longer under the Law for fear Christians will go sin crazy.  However, their fear ignores what the scripture clearly teaches – the Law is no antidote to sinning but provokes even more sinning.  Sin’s antidote is not the Law but living in relationship with

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Belong to Another

When I first heard the gospel I didn’t have any problem accepting my need of a Savior.  There was plenty of evidence to support that fact!  The Gospel was Good News for me.  I was told salvation was a gift to be received by grace through faith.  In 1979, I prayed the sinners prayer and

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What Is Unity?

This morning’s devotional is adapted from Ray Stedman’s “A Cry For Unity” that was written many years ago.  It is based on the following scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6 (ESV) 1  I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2  with all humility and

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Things That End in Death

The enemy of our souls lies to us about what real freedom is, “Do as you please because, after all, God wants you happy.”  Not that God doesn’t want us happy.  But He does desire our best.  He prohibits only that which is harmful to us – that which is destructive to His beautiful design

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Slaves of Righteousness

The scripture calls us both free and slaves.  It may seem a bit confusing but the Gospel is very counter-intuitive.  We think real freedom is doing whatever we want but that so often leads to a horrible form of bondage.  Real freedom is only experienced when we voluntarily surrender to the reign of God in

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