The Peculiarities of the Definition of Sin

How many times have you sat in church and been told by the pastor that the word for sin is taken from the word hamartia, which means missing the mark? You’re then told that the meaning of the word is based on an archery term and perhaps you were given a teaching slide which showed such an image. In the examples above, there is only one arrow and it lands appropriately in what we could call the center of God’s…

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The Profound Love of God for Us and How Only Jesus Christ Satisfies Us – End Times Christian Article

The Profound Love of God for Us and How Only Jesus Christ Satisfies Us Philippians chapter 4, verse 1 reveals a profound truth about God’s love for us, which God put into the heart of Paul for the church at Philippi. Philippians 4:1 —  “[1] Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.” [End quote] In Philippians 1:8, Paul wrote this: Philippians 1:8 — “[8] For God…

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Pursuing God With ALL Your Heart – Christian Article

In 1 Peter 1:16, it says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” This command from God – to be holy as I am holy – is no small thing. We are called to be like God himself. To pursue holiness with all our hearts. To run hard after God. To put to death the deeds of the flesh and put on righteousness. If you’re like me, you may find this command a bit intimidating. God is infinitely holy…

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The Habit Of Holiness – Kenneth Copeland ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. – John 14:21 There’s a dimension of living you can only experience when you make a decision to please the Father in every activity of your life. In that dimension, Jesus becomes real to you and manifests Himself to you. Just after the turn of the 20th…

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The Many Benefits of Union – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! For in our union with Christ he has blessed us by giving us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly world. (Eph 1:3, GNB) You may know that you are blessed in your new life, but you may not know that 100 percent of your blessings come as the result of being one with Christ. Let us consider some of these blessings, starting with salvation. 1. Salvation…

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Spiritual Growth is Costly – Christian Article

I’ve been thinking more about my time in seminary now that I’m nearing the end. I am not the same person today as that guy who started Greek on that anxious Monday morning over two years ago. Indeed, the more I reflect on my time in seminary, the more I realize just how much I’ve grown spiritually. But it hasn’t come without a cost. Spiritual growth is always costly. What has it cost me? Here are a few things that…

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