Many Christians struggle with a particular area of weakness. What the world calls an addiction, Christian theology calls a “besetting sin.” The Puritans spoke of a “Darling Sin”, a particular sin that is loved, fondled, protected, and repeated often. The Christian with a sensitive heart knows the Bible commands God’s people to be perfect, as … Continue reading Dear God, PLEASE, Help Me!
A Twelve Step Program “God can help you uncover the source of your anger whether injustice, hurt, fear or frustration. He is ready and able to heal your heart and help you control your anger before it controls you!” –June Hunt “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, … Continue reading Hope and Help for Angry People
What Sustained Joseph During the Darkest Days of His Life “And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. 16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he … Continue reading How to Have Hope in a Hopeless Situation
The Desperate Condition of the Natural Man “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” John 8:36. There are a variety of Scriptural images that portray the plight of the natural man, a reference to the person who is born of Adam, born of the flesh, but not yet born … Continue reading How to Step Out into Spiritual Freedom
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”— Proverbs 14:12 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.” –Revelation 21:1 It is often difficult to have an intelligent, and reasonable conversation, … Continue reading Hope for a Better Tomorrow
Lifting up the Fallen GALATIANS 6:1-2 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. In the Christian economy, the physical relationship is rejected as being of preeminent importance in favor of the spiritual … Continue reading Hope for Those Who Sin
Alcoholism is a Choice, Not a Disease For those who want to be helped with their alcoholism, there must be a large measure of honesty. Honesty begins by not thinking of oneself as a victim, because, as it is alleged, alcoholism is currently viewed as a disease. That alcoholism is a disease is a medical … Continue reading Addiction to Alcohol and the Grace of God