Tag: fear

We need more confessing!

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (ESV) This is easily the most misunderstood and misused verse in the New Testament.  Without a doubt the evangelical conservative western church pounds people with a perverse fear of a…

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Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!

This month Alancetotheheart is two years old.  Wow what a journey it has been.  342 posts later I can say much has changed and much has stayed the same.  That sounds pretty cliché I know but let me see if I can explain. When I started writing I felt like the “great defender of God’s…

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Dogs and cages

Do you love dogs? (If you read the last post you probably think I have a zoo for a house or am trying to open a pet shop) I love dogs.  I think that their self-sacrificial love for us is astounding.  Sometimes you meet a dog that maybe doesn’t really like people but usually there…

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Abram and Sarai Petals

In the last post, “Zuzu’s Petals,” I used a familiar story to talk about how perspective is so important.  When we see something or experience something we have an opinion, always.  It is highly probable that what we think we know is only part of the story.  Our minds will fill in the blanks based…

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Fearfully Remade

This has been a “fearfully remade” journey of excitement and anticipation.  You should check out the last two posts if you missed them.  We have been on an exploration of the “fear of the Lord.”  If you have been keeping up you should be feeling much better about the “fear of the Lord” and ready to put to bed…

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That Which Is Perfect

When Adam and Eve had a bad lunch we (mankind) didn’t just “break a rule”, we were contaminated with bad fruit.  We took something that was God’s and consumed it.  God was protecting us from the poisonous aftereffects but we chose otherwise.  We consumed the “knowledge of good and evil” fruit.  We became aware of…

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Crushing Fear

The religious rhetoric about sin is based on fear. If we understood Grace fear would be removed. God says his perfect love casts out fear. The two don’t coexist. Fear is a normal reaction to danger but it should not persist in the presence of God and security of His Grace. When fear persists it…

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Pit Stop Lies

Two big fat lies. 1. God is angry at you for your sins 2. You have the willpower to overcome sin God hates sin. More importantly, he hates what sin does to His children. God loves his children. He loves them so much that he died for them. He is love. He loved them so…

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