Posts tagged cross
What The Hunger Games taught me about Jesus

I have heard Romans 3:23 quoted a lot in my years of church-going – “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” It often is used as a stand-alone verse to give us permission to be okay with our sin. We are all sinners after all, right? However, you see in this verse the “for” is lowercase and there is a comma at the end of the phrase. That is because, my sweet friends, there is a whole lot more to the story. Praise God!

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From Sorrow to Hope

What we say can mean a lot of things. “I'll be there at five!” probably does not mean five on the dot. “Sure, you look fine!” might be said just to make someone feel better. “I'm sorry.” Now there's a tough one. If you're, say, seven years old, there's a good chance you're saying it just to get out of trouble.

It's really what's behind them that matters, of course. Psalm 51 : 17 says, “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” You can apologize till you're blue in the face, but it's not until the gravity of your sin weighs you down and breaks you that true contrition from the Holy Spirit can take root and healing can begin.

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