Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. – James 5:16 Over the years, I can’t help but notice that we’ve created this list of church-approved sins. Those sins, and those sins only, are the ones we will openly confess. Sure, we’ll tell our Bible … Continue reading Confess Your Sins to One Another
One of the hardest people to forgive is you. Over the years, I’ve had to forgive myself for a lot of wrong doings. I forgave myself for the times I abused prescription drugs. I forgave myself for the years I drank too much. I forgave myself for using illegal drugs. I even forgave myself for the years of self-harm. If the good Lord could … Continue reading My Freedom
Is it a sin to drink alcohol? I haven’t taken a survey or anything, but if I had to guess, I would say most Christians have had an alcoholic beverage at some point in their life. So, if drinking alcohol is, in fact, a sin, there are quite a few Christians who have some repenting to do. Psalm 104:14-15 tells us that wine makes a … Continue reading Is drinking a sin?
You are either going to love me for this post…or you’ll hate me for it. Let’s hope it’s the former, not the latter. Is swearing a sin? Some Christians will say yes. They will quote Ephesians 4:29 which says, “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so … Continue reading Is Swearing a Sin?
Several moons ago, when I was a teenager, I remember being in the car with my dad. I’m almost certain he wouldn’t remember this conversation, and he probably has no idea that it made the impact on me that it did. He asked if I knew what car insurance was. I nodded and expected some lecture on why my sister and I need to wear … Continue reading Grace like Insurance