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God to the rescue

My dear brothers and sisters, if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness … Continue reading

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Are you sure you want to get rid of that?

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. I love the way these steps get you ready for something before you actually do anything about it. In Step 2 we came to believe that a … Continue reading

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Fish or cut bait?

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. Something tells me it’s time to either get serious about this 12-step thing or drop it. I feel like … Continue reading

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Recovering sinners

Step 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Hi, my name is John, and thanks to the overwhelming lovingkindness of God, I am a sinner saved by grace. Whatever goodness … Continue reading

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A Call to Failure

I had a call to a mission,           Signed in my heart and sealed, And I felt my success was certain,           And the end seemed already revealed; The sea was without a murmur,           Unwrinkled its even flow, And … Continue reading

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Who are you going to call?

Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. This is when this starts to get pretty gnarly. “Admitted … to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs?” Is … Continue reading

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Looking in the mirror and remembering what you see

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. James 1:23-24 Therefore … Continue reading

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‘Don’t you know who I am?’

I want to personally thank all of you who responded to my “letter” this week asking for more comments on this series. It was good to hear what many of you are getting out of this study. For me, the … Continue reading

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