Daily Bible Verse:              Hosea 6:3

‘Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.’

- The guarantee that the Lord will come through for us, is seen repeatedly in Scripture.
- Oh, that we would know how faithful and trustworthy He truly is!
- His faithfulness is as sure as the coming of the day.
- So press on, hold on, and look for His answer and response.

Prayer: Lord, it is my desire to know You in such a real way that I will have full and total confidence in You and Your faithful love for me. Amen.


Daily Bible Verse: Hosea 6:3
‘Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.’


Daily Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:4
‘He was buried, and He was raised from the dead on the third day.’

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What Is Sin?

August 5, 2019

WHAT IS SIN?

I sin when I come short of the standard God has set before me (Romans 3:23). The pass mark for an exam is 50. If you get 49 marks you have failed. If someone else gets 5 marks he has failed. It is no good you saying, “I did much better than the one who got 5”. You have both failed.
50 - Pass
49 - Fail
5   - Fail

You may think you’re not so bad, better than most.  But that’s not the point, for not one of us has come anywhere near God’s perfect standard – Jesus Christ.  We can’t even reach our own standards.

We may not have done anything specially wicked. We simply are sinners because we are just not good enough. I sin when I live for myself. I sin when I say, ‘I’m my own boss, it’s my own life, I can do what I like with it.’ I sin when I refuse to put my trust in Jesus Christ. (John 16:9)

What sin does
Sin spoils!

Sin is like an ugly blot on a clean page. Being selfish, lazy, thoughtless, telling lies and dirty stories ruin one’s character. Sin destroys the happiness of a home or a friendship.

Sin spreads!

Sin is like weeds in a garden; if not rooted out, they will soon overrun it.  Little acts of dishonesty and disobedience soon become habits we cannot break.

Sin separates!

(Isaiah 59:1-2)
Sin is like a thick cloud, which blots out the sun. As a result God seems miles away. God is pure and holy. He hates sin. He cannot and will not look at sin. Sin blocks the way to HIM. Sin cuts you off from God in this life and in the life to come. Be quite clear about this; hell is a grim and dreadful reality for ALL who reject Jesus Christ in this life.

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