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Antidote

I do not understand the things I do. I do not do what I want to do, and I do the things I hate.
I really love God in my heart but there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.

Oh, what a miserable person I am!
Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?

— Romans 7:15,22-24 NLT

The Only answer will find you.

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in EXPRESSo

 

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BREAK GLASS

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES

LIKE TEMPTATION, DOUBT, FEAR, OR SIN

LOOK TO THE CROSS

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in EXPRESSo

 

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Grace Magnified

“God is none other than the Savior of our wretchedness.So we can only know God well by knowing our iniquities…Those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified him, but have glorified themselves.” 

— Blaise Pascal

One would appreciate God’s grace most after one has accepted his sinfulness first.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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A Gruesome Enjoyment

“No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.” 

― George Eliot

Enjoying sin escorts oneself to death.

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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Look Up!

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” 

― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“Pride comes before being destroyed and a proud spirit comes before a fall.” 

—Proverbs 16:18 (NLV)

 

I am the very reason for my downfall.

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Drenched in Grace

“One leak will sink a ship, and one sin will destroy a sinner.”

— John Bunyan

It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience.

We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.

Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.

Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing!

No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

(Ephesians 2:1-10, MSG)

Salvation is by works…not ours, but HIS!

“…It’s God’s gift from start to finish!”

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Sin: A Christian Perspective

Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit.” – Mark 2:17

Sin is not the difference between Christians and those who are not; it is in fact the sameness between us. The commonality that binds us is our immorality towards God.

The difference is in the degree of perceiving it. For the closer you approach the Holy God the more you realize the degree of your unacceptability to Him. The closer you walk towards Him, the greater he reveals your greed, lust, malice, and self-adoration in your life.

Thus, when one realizes his inability to save himself, the need for a savior arises, and only when that need arises can we start being sanctified. And we are being sanctified we realize that sins is a struggle that is dealt with till the last breath.

Hence, we are beings that will ever be struggling but never accepting of sin, ever struggling and ever hoping until the time we meet Christ.

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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