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A Master at Identifying Sin – Tim Challies

I am a master at identifying sin. I might be tempted to brag about that fact, except for this: While Im a master at identifying the sin in other people, Im a mere novice at identifying the sin in myself. And I dont think Im the only one. There seems to be something deeply embedded... Read more

Do You Struggle with the Sin of Acedia?

For the past five months, my wardrobe consisted of sweatpants, tee shirts, and the occasional ponytail. As a teacher, I decided to try on real clothes a week before school started. I could not believe that over the course of the sabbatical, my clothes decided to shrink themselves! Apparently, the months of summer heat-escaping, Covid-19... Read more

Merricat and the Sin of Nostalgia – Christ and Pop Culture

We are called not to stay as we were found or as we wish we had been found, but to grow in spiritual maturity and knowledge of the Gospel; to remain focused on the past is to refuse to grow spiritually . . . This content is for Christ and Pop Culture members only. If you'd like... Read more

God or Satan? On Davids Sin in 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles

Given our weakness, why would God ever lead us . . . into temptation? Martin Luther provided one answer: Unus Christianus temptatus milleOne Christian who has been tempted is worth a thousand [who have never been tempted]. God works in our lives through temptation. That was true of the Lord Jesus. For him, temptation was... Read more

How to Pray When Youre Tempted by Sexual Sin

This article is part of the How to Pray series. Sin Is a Personal Problem You need to confess that your behavior always reveals more about you than about your situation, location, or relationships. It is here, I think, that the evangelical church has tended to lack honesty, integrity, and biblical accuracy. When it comes... Read more

Pastor’s Daughter Sent Home from School for Wearing ‘Homosexuality Is a Sin’ T-Shirt

Pastor's Daughter Sent Home from School for Wearing 'Homosexuality Is a Sin' T-Shirt In late August, one high school student was reportedly sent home from Livingston Academy in Tennessee after she refused to change out of her black t-shirt that stated, homosexuality is a sin in bold white letters.Rev. Rich Penkoski, who leads Warriors For... Read more

LGBTQ+ Group Threatens to Burn Down Church after Pastor Says Homosexuality Is a Sin

LGBTQ+ Group Threatens to Burn Down Church after Pastor Says Homosexuality Is a Sin UK Pastor John Williamson of Newquay Baptist Church is facing violent threats from members of the LGBTQ+ community for insisting that homosexuality is a sin.According to Christian Concern, a UK based watchdog organization, Williamson simply wrote, wonderful news! in response to... Read more

Does God Single Out the Sin of Homosexuality? (Romans 1)

This article is part of the Tough Passages series. Listen to the Passage Read the Passage 24Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than... Read more

Megachurch pastor steps back from ministry over sin of pride

Pastor Todd Wagner co-founded Watermark Community Church 20 years ago. He said he had been asked to "step back" temporarily to address his pride.(Photo: Facebook/Watermark Community Church)Dallas Pastor Todd Wagner has announced he's taking a break from ministry to deal with the sin of pride. Addressing his 11,000-strong megachurch, Wagner suggested that a pastor's sin... Read more

Sin Hardens Your Heart // Femi Osunnuyi – TGC Africa

Reading of Genesis 4:1-14 Adammade love to his wifeEve,and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, With the help of theLordI have brought fortha man. Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the... Read more

The Anatomy of Sin: Sin is Systemic – TGC Africa

Sin corrupts the human heart, yes. But sin is also systemic. It corrupts institutions and cultures. It can be observed in oppressive structures like patriarchy. It can be so pervasive that we are oblivious to our participation. Or we can be aware and choose to deny, deflect or justify the abuse of power and privilege.... Read more

How Our Sin Dethrones God

July 18, 2020 by: Paul David Tripp The Effect of Our Self-Sufficiency You were hardwired to depend on God, so your dreams of self-reliance and self-sufficiency will prove to be more nightmares than dreams. Why is it so hard for so many of us to ask for help? Why is it so difficult for us... Read more

Lets Talk: Fighting Sin – The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Jackie Hill Perry: Hey everybody. Welcome to Let’s Talk, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network. We are here to apply biblical wisdom to everyday life. If you’re enjoying this podcast while... Read more

‘America Has a Sin Problem,’ Black Police Officer Explains to White Protester

'America Has a Sin Problem,' Black Police Officer Explains to White Protester A White Black Lives Matter protester argued with both black and white police officers in Washington, D.C. this week.A Black police officer told a white Black Lives Matter protester that America has a sin problem after the activist said at least... Read more

Trope Alert: The Real Virus Is Sin – Christ and Pop Culture

If your social media feeds have been anything like mine since early March, they have been crowded with posts such as the one below: The Facebook equivalent of a Chick tract, images like these could easily be dismissed as rhetorically clueless. (Who, among the posters presumably Christian connections, is the audience? How likely is somebody,... Read more

‘Racism Is Sin’: Benjamin Watson Hosts Prayer Event in Fight against Racism

'Racism Is Sin': Benjamin Watson Hosts Prayer Event in Fight against Racism Former New England Patriot Ben Watson hosted a special prayer event with thousands of people over the sin of racism on Sunday afternoon.What is always needed is a spiritual change, Watson said at the Boston Pray event held in the Parkman... Read more

How Stories Teach Kids about Sin

Stories Are Powerful Nathan could have handled his showdown with David differently. He could have told the king that he knew all about Bathsheba and Uriah. He could have quoted the Ten Commandments. Instead, he told King David a story. Nathans story of the poor man with the pet ewe lamb caught Davids imagination. Perhaps... Read more

The Anatomy of Sin – The Essence // Femi Osunnuyi – TGC Africa

My children today is really the middle day between both of their birthdays. And its funny how quickly they develop or how quickly they grow. And I was thinking about how, not just how theyve grown, but how have they developed as human beings? In other words what kind of job have my wife and... Read more

The Sin of Pride and Why It’s So Deadly

But He giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. (James 4:6)I dont know about you, but I need Gods grace. The Bible declares that God gives grace freely to humble people but that He opposes the prideful. All of us have experienced opposition in our lives.... Read more

The Problem With ‘It’s Not a Skin Issue, It’s a Sin Issue’ | RELEVANT Magazine

On Tuesday, Dr. Dharius Daniels took to Instagram to share some thoughts on the idea of racism being a “sin issue,” that can’t be addressed through practical means like law, legislation and activism. His answer addresses some common Christian responses to racial injustice that, whatever the intention, often end up minimizing the work being... Read more

U.S. Senate Chaplain Asks God to ‘Inoculate Our Nation against Hate, Sin and Despair’

U.S. Senate Chaplain Asks God to 'Inoculate Our Nation against Hate, Sin and Despair' The U.S. Senate chaplain asked God to inoculate our nation against hate, sin and despair in a prayer Monday that referenced the death of George Floyd, the ongoing protests and the coronavirus pandemic. Barry C. Black, who has served as... Read more

Talking Sin to a Culture That Doesnt Believe in It

A psychiatrist friend once described to me the typical problems that drove people to seek her help. Then she stopped and said, with a note of skepticism: Ah, but youre a Christian, so you think the problem is that were all sinners. I asked how she thought the Bible defined sin, and with a wry... Read more

Will sin be possible in the Kingdom of Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

28 May Will sin be possible in the Kingdom of Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll In our study of Heaven for the Good News sermon series, one question has been asked online perhaps more than any other. Since Satan and the demons who started as angels sinned in the perfect... Read more

How to Confront Your Bosss Sin

An employee sees that his manager is not quite doing his work unto the Lord or with excellencein fact, he lacks integrity and is fudging a few details to get better results. Both the employee and the manager are brothers in Christ. Does the subordinate call out his managers sin, or does he stay silent?... Read more

What Exactly is SIn? // Africa Study Bible – TGC Africa

Most of our societies are governed by taboos and social norms. A taboo is something that is prohibited in a community, such as marrying a close relative. Social norms are values expected of every community member, and any violation is taken very seriously. Such violation is understood to pollute individuals and the community. This is... Read more

7 Ways to Fight Sin as a Family

Families face many challenges today. It can be difficult for families to cope with day-to-day life, let alone unravel themselves from the sins that entangle us. As parents, we dont want to see our children stuck in sin. We spend their formative years helping them to combat sin and live God-glorifying lives.But everyone stumbles into... Read more