How Do I Overcome Sin in My Life?

When we have turned our life over to follow the Lord, we do not all of a sudden become perfect.  In fact, we never do become perfected until we go to be with the Lord.  We are in fact given a new nature that battles with our old sinful nature, but what do we do with the old sin that we used to be caught up in after we turn our lives over to Christ and how do we overcome sin in our lives?

It seems like when some become a Christian after living a particularly radical life, they are able to drop the sin that they loved so much and never touch it again.  I used to hear these testimonies and stand amazed that one can live in such debauchery one moment and the next day walk away from every sin that they loved so dear the day before.  But there are some that this is truly the case, they become radically converted.  As radical as they were in their sin, they are equally as radical for Christ and can seemingly overcome sin and change immediately.
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Only two paths, Follow Jesus

Ephesians 5:5-7 (NKJV)

5 “For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them.”


It is clear from this passage and others that you have a choice.   You can follow Jesus and be a Christian or you can follow after the sinful life, but there is only one path that you can take!

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You Don’t have to Just “Cope” With Life, Live in Freedom Through Forgiveness

Bible Passage: Matthew 18:21-35


 

You have undoubtedly heard the expression, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!  The expression insinuates that the person should forgive the offender one time, but that they should be keeping an eye on the person who hurt them. Then the next time, they should not be so forgiving. It means that the person should be aware of the hurt, sleeping with one eye open, and marking that person in a way that they will not hurt them again.  But what does Jesus teach about forgiveness?  What is God’s command concerning this topic? more “You Don’t have to Just “Cope” With Life, Live in Freedom Through Forgiveness”

Love God More than Your Own Life

Bible Passage: “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5  (NKJV)


 

How much do you love God?  As a kid, I would separate my arms as far as they could go and tell my grandmother that I loved her this much.  What I was telling my grandmother was that I loved her so much that it was beyond measure.  To my little mind, by separating my arms and stating this, I was signifying that my love was endless for her.

Do we love God endlessly?  Do we love God more than our own life?  How about more than our family, wife, or kids?  Do we love God more than Sin?  These are important questions. more “Love God More than Your Own Life”

Obedience to God When Faith Lacks

Naaman being obedient
Naaman being obedient

 

Passage: 2 Kings 5:1-19

Are we looking for God to perform the spectacular in our lives? Have you asked God for a miracle to be done and afterward are you waiting for the fire of God from heaven to appear or for there to be a mighty sign of God that he performed the miracle? Yes, God can and has done miracles in that manner, but there are many recorded instances where God performs miracles through the mundane things and through less spectacular ways.
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