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“If he repents seven times in one day, you must forgive him.” – Does this mean forgiveness is unconditional?

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Pay …

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Grumbling When Good is Done is a Mark of Pharisees

And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was …

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Don’t Fall for the Abuser’s “Repentance” – Lessons from Zacchaeus

Just about all of you have heard an abuser claim to “have changed,” or “I have repented and the Lord has forgiven me and now you must also.”  We have had pressure put upon us by the abuser’s allies to “forgive” and reconcile because, after all, he said he was sorry. Yada, yada, yada. Real …

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Wise as Serpents – The Church’s Other Mission Field (Part 19 of sermon series)

Really we just have one mission field; but this is an aspect of the Christian’s calling which is very important and sorely neglected. It is a mission field that evil detests. To the degree that evil is dominating — wicked unregenerate people parading as christians, parading as the church —  this mission field will inevitably be ignored. And it turns …

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A Pastor Balks at Helping a Victim Because He Thinks it is Too Dangerous — a reblog from abusewidow

When one of them saw that he was healed, he came back. He praised God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked Him. – Luke 17:15 There are many “titles” that I seem to be given; victim, single, divorced, single mother of five, etc. I’ll admit, I carry a great …

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Wise as Serpents: Light Comes into the World — and Evil Attacks (Part 3 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)

  Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men. . . (Matthew 10:16-17a) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All …

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