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How to Resist the Incremental Reality of Becoming a Dull Believer

How to Resist the Incremental Reality of Becoming a Dull Believer

Spiritual dullness in a community of Christlike disciple-makers is hard to imagine, but it happens all the time. We can lull ourselves to sleep, lose our gospel edge, and before long, we are ticking the Christian boxes without thinking. If the practice continues, we will… Continue Reading …

Should People You Know Confess Their Sins to You?

Should People You Know Confess Their Sins to You?

My friend has a hidden, secret sin, which she is afraid to confess to me. I see her in bondage to what she has done and was wondering if it is right or would it be helpful if she confessed her sin to me. What… Continue Reading …

Admitting Failure Gives You a Second Chance From God

“God is a God of second chances.” Have you ever heard that expression? It is one of those things we say about God. It is a Christian cliché, and it is a good one. If you are a Christian, you have received a second chance.… Continue Reading …

Case Study: His Confession Was Not Greater Than What Others Knew

Case Study_ His Confession Was Not Greater Than What Others Knew

Biff comes to you for counseling because his wife caught him looking at the wrong things on their personal computer. Initially, Biff denied what he was doing in the basement of their home, though the record of the history on the computer revealed hundreds of… Continue Reading …

Double Confession: How to Respond When Sinned Against

Often people who experience the sin of others react by sinning in response to what happened to them. Many of these “victims of sin” do not come back around and ask forgiveness for their sinful attitude toward the person who hurt them. But when they… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 25 – Double Confession: How to Respond When Sinned Against

Day 25 - Double Confession_ How to Respond When Sinned Against

There are times when one spouse will sin against the other. The sinning spouse asks for forgiveness, and the offended spouse grants it. But something is missing: the offended spouse sinned in response to what happened to them, and they did not ask for forgiveness.… Continue Reading …

But Wait! Change Is More Than Mere Confession

The confession of sin is one part of full repentance. If you want to change your life, you will have to do more than confess your sins. We’ve been talking about why Christians sometimes don’t change. You may want to read: Four Essentials That Authenticate… Continue Reading …