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What Are You Looking At?

September 21, 2015 • By

Bronze SerpentHave you ever caught yourself day dreaming and looking aimlessly into the distance? If so, you know how startling it can be when someone unexpectedly approaches you and says, “What are you looking at?” In an instance, you are shaken from your prior thoughts and brought into a different realm.

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Wait, God’s Justice Drives Forgiveness?!?

August 5, 2015 • By


One of the Bible’s more famous verses is 1 John 1:9. It says, “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I memorized that verse when I was a little kid, but it wasn’t until recently that I actually paid close attention to the words.

When I read that verse, my mind said something like, “if we confess our sins, he is faithful, loving, gracious, and merciful to forgive us our sins …” But that’s not what the verse says! It says that He is “faithful and JUST to forgive us our sins.”