“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:8–10, ESV) A few months back there was a love your spouse challenge on Facebook. The challenge was simple. Post a picture of you and your spouse for five consecutive days. For several weeks my Facebook feed was filled with happy couples, smiles, and kisses. Perfect marriages! Perfect families! Perfect lives! But it … [Read More...]
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” (Acts 2:38–39, ESV) "Repent" is not a popular word. It is the dirty "R" word. We don't want to be told to repent. Never have! Never will! Pride gets in the way. The suggestion of repentance breeds offense. The person who broaches the subject of repentance is chastised as being … [Read More...]
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Timothy 2:1–2, ESV) If you did not know, this is an election year. We will elect the next President of the United States in November. This year is like no other. As much as we have complained about candidates of the past, I cannot remember anything like this. What I would like to share with you is the most important thing you can do for this election. It … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.
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