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Is the Christian a Saint or Sinner?

Every Christian continues to endure temptation and sinful desires. Luther’s Simul Justus et Peccator helps understand Christian identity in the gospel’s light.

Why Can’t God Overlook Sin?

Sin is rejection and rebellion against the Holy God. It wouldn’t be right for him to simply overlook it. But he did pay for it through Jesus Christ.

What’s Wrong With the World?

What is wrong with the world? This isn’t the way things are supposed to be. How do Christians explain what’s wrong and why there’s a reason for hope?

Are All Sins Equal?

It’s common to hear people ask, “Is all sin the same?” All sin is equally wrong, but not equally bad. And yet, remember the only unforgivable sin is unbelief.

Christianity Without Repentance?

What is repentance and can you be a Christian without repentance? Faith in Jesus leads to confession of sin and repentance.

How to Overcome Temptation

Temptation is a daily reality for every Christian. Here are four keys to help Christians overcome temptation.

Why is Temptation so Enticing (and how to overcome)

How does temptation work? Why do we given in to sin? When we look at Adam and Eve’s first sin we discover a pattern that Satan still uses. How do we fight sin?

Two Kinds of Sin (and what is sin anyway?)

Sin is more than a mistake or an accident… but what is sin? Sins of commission and sins of omission are described. The gospel brings hope for sinners.

What is “Sin that Leads to Death” in 1 John 5:16-17?

What is the sin that leads to death and the sin that does not lead to death? When would we be encouraged to not pray for someone?

Every Christian Has Baggage

In fact, not only does every Christian have baggage… every Christian NEEDS baggage! You simply cannot be a Christian if you are unaware of the skeletons in your closet. Maybe your baggage isn’t severe, you’ve never been to jail… but… Continue Reading →

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