Posts tagged Jenn
Did The Devil Make Me Do It?

I once had a horrifying dream about a lion prowling around my neighborhood, crashing through people’s doors and dragging them out into the street.  Fun times! Needless to say, I didn’t sleep anymore that night. But it reminded me all too vividly of a verse in the Bible:

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8

Now we’re going to talk about a topic no one likes. Sin. Because Satan doesn’t have the power to devour us unless we let him. And the way we let him is by giving into temptation and allowing sin to ruin us. So is it right to say ‘The Devil made me do it?’

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The Christian's Doubt

Have you ever questioned whether your faith is real? If you are truly one of God’s children?

Sometimes it hits me when I hear an amazing testimony of how God saved someone. Or when I literally forgot to pray for an entire week. Or when I open God’s word and feel like I’m reading Chinese (which I can’t, just so you know). Or when I mess up big, and feel the weight of the consequences of my sin.

Doubt.

It creeps in when we least expect it. If unchecked, or even worse...fed, it can wreak havoc in our lives...

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Jesus Is NOT Health and Wealth

Have you ever opened your Bible and hunted for a verse to help you? Yep, me too.

While this Holy Book is filled with inspirational stories and t-shirt worthy phrases, when we open it and play Bible roulette, we have cheapened the Word of God.

Take these well loved and quoted verse found in Philippians 4:13: 

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

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Jesus Is My Living Hope

I drive by a billboard every day on my way to drop of my boys at school.  It’s a picture of a cancer treatment center logo with a woman and says “Now I have hope.”

Yet hope in a thing or person or circumstance is dead hope. Everything is temporary, even a cure for cancer. We, along with everything else on earth are finite and will one day wither and fade...

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