What To Do When You Fail

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When you stumble in your walk with Jesus,what will you do? When you give into temptation and sin, what’s next? You need to know that these are defining moments in your life. If you don’t get this right, you will be miserable. There is nothing more miserable than a follower of Jesus hanging on to…
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Temptation Is Not Sin

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A common misconception among believers, new and old alike, is that temptation is sin. New followers of Christ need to know this is not the case. Otherwise, they will fall into misery and defeat. “Temptation” is being enticed to sin. You are walking along the path and someone bumps into you, they hurt you; and…
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Good News and Bad News


The good news is that when you went through the gate, you were changed. You died to your old life and were raised to a new kind of life, the life of discipleship in which we humbly submit our will to God’s will. As a result, our lives start to change, start to show the…
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Where Does the Power to Change Come From?


We have been talking about helping the new believer understand that their new life is going to start changing. But how do we talk about this in a way that doesn’t sound like there are a bunch of new things that they have to do? How do we help them understand that the desire and ability…
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Change Is Not Automatic

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The life of discipleship is different, and it requires us to change. And part of the joy of following Jesus is that we want to change. But the change is not automatic. We can actually fight against the change in how we walk. And, to our great peril, we can win. (I’m talking here, of course,…
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