Tag: forgiveness

Cow Tipping

After the last post I felt maybe you needed a break from all the angry God talk since, of course, that g.o.d. isn’t real and it hurts your mind of Christ to imagine a Father who is actually a monster.  Wow there I go again.  So in this post how about we have some fun.…

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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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Heavenly accounting

This life we have here, in this form, on this planet, with our friends and family and opportunities is very short compared to our eternal potential.  It is easy to get distracted now and miss a present moment for a future possibility.  We shouldn’t be taking one step and then another on this walk just…

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200 Proof Grace

I think Hollywood has perfected the “mind altered” movies.  You know the ones.  The dad breathes in a gas that makes him want to attack his kids which is completely out of character with his normal mode.  Or the whole town gets infected with a virus where they all start fighting with each other.  In…

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Tragic flaws uprooted

In this series we have looked at the “root” of sin.  The Greek word translated as “sin” is hamartia and has a rich history in the literary community.  The poets used the hamartia or “tragic flaw” to illicit an emotional response.  It is when the great hero like Oedipus kills his father and doesn’t know…

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Separated or hiding?

I got a form letter in the mail two days ago. God’s timing is funny. Actually it is probably the enemy making a play to keep us down yet again. Still it is funny that this flyer would show up right in the middle of this series of posts. We have been looking at the…

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For which is easier?

Matt 9:1 And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. 2 And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” 3 And behold, some of the…

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