Thursday, August 26, 2010

Recap from Bible Study two weeks ago

Sin and sins

Sin is the power, rule or reign that works in our lives to shape us toward behaving in sinful ways and to separate us from God. (See Romans 6-8)

Sins (with a lower case “s”) are the individual actions, attitudes or habits (which are often addictive), which result from Sin.

Through Christ Jesus we are freed from the power and reign of Sin to live in the kingdom of God under God’s gentle rule and reign.

Temptation is the lure to live back in the dominion of Sin and to let it rule our lives rather than the Holy Spirit.

To pray lead us not into temptation is to deal with temptation through prayer and the support of the Christian community.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Would like to write more soon

With being on vacation and preaching twice this month most of my creative space for blogging has been taken. I am looking forward to creating more space in the schedule to allow for creative and prayerful thinking and writing.