Sin

DEAD OR ALIVE?

DEAD OR ALIVE?

by Bill Elliff March 19, 2024

You will never be the same if you are a new man in Christ. You can sin (and will sin because of the temptations around you, the work of the devil, and the weakness of your humanity), but here is the truth: YOU DON’T HAVE TO SIN ANYMORE! You are no longer a slave to sin as a ruler, but you are a slave to Christ and His grace.

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THE UNENDING WEIGHT OF UNATTENDED SIN

THE UNENDING WEIGHT OF UNATTENDED SIN

by Bill Elliff February 07, 2024

We all sin. Daily. There is a weight that sin brings. If left unattended, that weight is crushing. We have disconnected from our God, so why would we expect less? Most of what we endure and blame on other reasons is simply undealt with sin.

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HOW TO HELP A BELIEVER WHO’S SINNING  or, THE INDISPENSABLE COUPLET OF GRACE AND TRUTH

HOW TO HELP A BELIEVER WHO’S SINNING or, THE INDISPENSABLE COUPLET OF GRACE AND TRUTH

by Bill Elliff January 18, 2024

But how do we help a fellow follower of Christ who has fallen into serious sin? Do we ignore that which is destroying them? Do we stand back in criticism and hypocritical judgment? Do we attack them with Pharisaical confrontation? What do we do?

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A SETTLED LIFE OF SEPARATION

A SETTLED LIFE OF SEPARATION

by Bill Elliff September 20, 2023

The beginning pages of Genesis give us the operating principles upon which God and man were to function. God, in mercy, provided a garden with every possible goodness. He intended for man to enjoy this perfect environment but, most importantly, to enjoy God’s continual presence. God and man and wife would walk together.

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THE ENCOURAGING WORD ABOUT TEMPTATION

THE ENCOURAGING WORD ABOUT TEMPTATION

by Bill Elliff December 01, 2022

No demand is made upon your life that is not made upon the Christ who lives within you. Don't let Satan deceive you about your ability in Christ or God's kindness and provision. You may not be experiencing this victory yet, but you have all you need in Christ as you face each trial and temptation.

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ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH LINE

ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH LINE

by Bill Elliff June 21, 2022

This is a consistent principle that God speaks to us repeatedly: if you have an affection for something God has forbidden, it will gradually turn your heart to the god behind that affection. You will not be a man after God's own heart like David was, but a man whose heart is turned away after other gods, like Solomon.

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THE DEVASTATING RESULTS OF SIN

THE DEVASTATING RESULTS OF SIN

by Bill Elliff May 23, 2022

Sin has consequences. Every sin, all the time. God is merciful, but our sin sets things in motion. Notice the litany of David about what his sins had done in Psalm 38.

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THE DEVASTATING RESULTS OF SIN

THE DEVASTATING RESULTS OF SIN

by Bill Elliff May 20, 2022

Sin has consequences. Every sin, all the time. God is merciful, but our sin sets things in motion. Notice the litany of David about what his sins had done in Psalm 38.

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GRUMBLING

GRUMBLING

by Bill Elliff February 19, 2021

We are world-class at some things, and grumbling is right up there at the top of the list. But we're not the first, by a long shot.

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THE CYCLE OF OUR SIN AND GOD’S GRACE

THE CYCLE OF OUR SIN AND GOD’S GRACE

by Bill Elliff July 15, 2020

“Prone to wander, Lord I feel it; prone to leave the God I love.” The hymn writer captured in a sentence what is universally true of man. Our humanity is weak, the devil is strong, and the world pulls us relentlessly away from God. Even those who have come into a relationship with Christ still wander at times.

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WHY IS ALL THIS HAPPENING?

WHY IS ALL THIS HAPPENING?

by Bill Elliff June 03, 2020

It is not hard to see the dark side of the world around us. Sometimes, such as now, it is more prominent than at other times. But pause and give the people of the world a moment to express ourselves and you will see that we are filled with hatred, evil, anger, prejudice … the list goes on and on.

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HOW GOD DEALS WITH OUR SIN

HOW GOD DEALS WITH OUR SIN

by Bill Elliff May 22, 2020

What is God's process when one of His children fall into sin? Does He simply walk away? Ignore the sin, even if it has disastrous consequences? Does He leave us forever? What does He do?

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