The Transitory Nature of the Old Covenant, Sin and an Angry God

We have such trust through Christ toward God, not that we are sufficient in ourselves to take credit for anything of ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us able ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.2 …

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Hang Up on the Hangups

Do not give place to the devil.Ephesians 4:27 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Paul is speaking of giving the enemy rights. He has no way to bother you unless you give him permission and grant him the right. What do I mean by right? This could trigger some uncomfortable …

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What Your Behavior Accomplishes

If you sin, what do you accomplish against Him?Or if your transgressions are multiplied, what does it do to Him?If you are righteous, what does it give Him?Or what does He receive from your hand?Job 35:6–7 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Elihu asks Job a series of probing questions. …

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It’s Nailed to the Cross

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has resurrected together with Him, having forgiven you all sins. He blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us and contrary to us, and He took it out of the way, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed …

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Why Stay in Exile?

We will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away a life; He devises plans so that His banished ones will not be cast out from Him.2 Samuel 14:14 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) This …

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It’s Time to Take in Jesus and Put Away the Former Things

Therefore put away all wickedness, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking.1 Peter 2:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Because of all the things Peter addresses previously, we ought willfully live differently. That means putting away the former things we did by habit. That different way of living would …

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Purified by Obedience

Since your souls have been purified by obedience to the truth through the Spirit unto a genuine brotherly love, love one another deeply with a pure heart, for you have been born again, not from perishable seed, but imperishable, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.1 Peter 1:22–23 — Modern English Version …

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Those Who are Sanctified are All of One

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that should come to you have inquired and searched diligently, seeking the events and time the Spirit of Christ, who was within them, signified when He foretold the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were not …

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Were You Really Born This Way?

How many times have you heard it said that God has already determined all things that are to be, and has ordained and decreed them to be? What does the Bible say to this? For the sons of Judah have done evil in My sight, says the Lord. They have set their abominations in the …

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