Be Transformed by… Radical Measures

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I’ve always hated buddy rushes. “Buddy rushes?” What’s that? Buddy rushes are a form of military movement under enemy fire. It is a movement used to advance on the enemy. When under enemy fire it is important to have cover and concealment. And it is important to move quickly. Here is how the buddy rush […]

Be Transformed by… Gospel Motivation

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The first “action step” I want to look at is the most important. If this one isn’t understood the other ones probably won’t see a lot of action. First, an example from Timothy Keller. “Imagine that a baby bird falls from its nest in the sight of a fox. The bird cannot yet fly (hence […]

Is Addiction a Disease?

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There is a common model that says that addiction is a disease. It is a genetic malfunction. Well, I am no neuroscientists but I do believe that we have all been affected by the fall.[1] I do not mean the season fall, of course. I mean the fall that took place in the Garden of Eden. […]

"But I don't feel transformed…"

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“Mr. blogger guy, hi, my name’s John Doe, I believe in Jesus but I don’t feel very transformed. I understand that we’re simultaneously saint and sinner but my sinner side shows itself a lot more often. I understand that we are holy, right now through Jesus, and yet called to be progressively holy. I, however, am not […]

“Hello, my name is_____ and I am transformed”

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“Hello, my name is_____ and I am an alcoholic transformed” The Bible does not deny that we were various things—addicts, homosexuals, angry, prideful, pornographic masturbators—but that is what we were (past tense). The emphasis in Scripture is on what we are and what we are called to be. The Christian does not say, “Hello, my name is […]

Breaking that habit

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“Habits are not designed to be ‘broken’ as the world believes. Instead, according to God’s Truth, habits must be replaced. Poor habits must be and can be replaced by good habits. It is not sufficient for the cigarette smoker to simply ‘break the habit’ after ‘detoxing’ from the physical dependence of nicotine. You must replace […]

Living in Community

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Hebrews 10:24-25 – And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Ecclesiastes 4:12 – And though a man might prevail against one […]

A Demon's Advice on Parenting

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  The following email was written by Foulbreath – a commanding demon in the army of Satan – to a lower-ranking demon named Littlesnake. Unbeknownst to both of them, it was intercepted by the Angelic Army and is now being passed on to us. It has important information that will be of value to the […]

Jesus Can Relate to Addicts

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Addicts suffer physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. The book of Hebrews tells us that Jesus was tempted just like we are but He never ever sinned. Actually, Satan himself tempted Jesus. Jesus hadn’t eaten anything for forty whole days and He was in the middle of nowhere and that is when Satan struck. He came […]

Ministering to Addicts

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Does the Bible say anything about addictions? Does it offer any hope to those within its enslaving grasp? Introduction. You may be thinking I have never seen the word “addiction” in the Bible. The word addiction is not but the Bible deals with drunkenness and various forms of idolatry and other sins that apply to […]