Category Archives: Obeying Christ

Understanding the Structure of God’s Commandments

Here are the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3-17): You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol… You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain… Remember the sabbath day, … Continue reading

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Salvation or Corruption?

Day by day, our souls are either being saved by the Lord or corrupted by the world. We are saved by living according to the words of the Lord…or we are corrupted by living according to the words of the … Continue reading

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The Root of Sexual Misbehavior

As the root of abortion is sexual licentiousness, so the root of sexual misbehavior is illicit thoughts.  Therefore, all efforts to reduce abortions should be accompanied by efforts to reduce our sexual misbehavior, and all efforts to reduce our sexual misbehavior … Continue reading

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Abortion Is the Bitter Fruit

Abortion is the bitter fruit of sexual licentiousness.  The reason we have all these abortions in America is because men and women are unwilling to control themselves and order their sexual thoughts and activities according to God’s commandments (e.g. “Thou … Continue reading

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If God loves everybody, why is He against homosexuality?

If, as I wrote yesterday, God loves everybody, why does He speak negatively about homosexuality?  The same reason He speaks negatively about adultery, fornication, abortion, and every other perversion of marriage – it’s harmful behavior. Perversions of marriage are not … Continue reading

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Following Jesus means denying ourselves

And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. –  Luke 9:23 …live the rest of the time in the flesh no … Continue reading

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We live in the hope of doing right

We do not live each day in the hope that our day will go well.  Rather, we live each day in the hope that we will do what is right – whether our day goes well or not. God is … Continue reading

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The People of God Care About Right and Wrong

In Old Testament times, being a part of the people of God meant being of a certain ethnicity.  That is, you had to be physically descended from a Semite named Abraham.  With the coming of New Testament times, however, Jesus showed … Continue reading

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Practice is not perfect

“Practice makes perfect,” we are told.  And surely this is true.  Yet the practice itself is not perfect – far from it, especially in the beginning. Practice involves success and failure – repeated over time – eventually outnumbering the failures … Continue reading

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We Must Make Disciples of Ourselves Before We Make Disciples of the Nations

If you have been a Christian for very long at all, you have probably heard someone talking about fulfilling “the Great Commission” – that we are to “make disciples of all the nations.” You’ve probably also heard, however, the Sermon … Continue reading

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