Posts tagged with ‘Forgiveness’

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Does water save? Why Baptism is essential

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Baptism is a physical happening with symbolic meaning. Perhaps the clearest place in which Scripture explains this is Romans 6. Here we find – “All of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death. We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was […]

What is the gospel?

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The English word “gospel” comes from two words in Old English: “good” and “spel” (which means story or message), hence “good story”. The Greek word it is translated from in the New Testament is euangelion, which means good tidings. In the New Testament (Luke 4:18) it is used in a quotation from the Old Testament, […]

Forgivable

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Have you ever thought that you might be unforgivable? Have you ever felt like your sins are too big, too often, or too horrible to be overlooked or healed? Luke tells two stories about Jesus that really touched me. The first was about a man with leprosy, a terrible skin disease that often represents sin […]

Confession and Forgiveness

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October Blog Series

Confessing our sins When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they sinned (Genesis 3).  The couple were aware of this transgression and its consequence – God had been very clear about that!  They attempted to hide their sin by covering their nakedness using fig leaves. What they did not understand and what is important for us, […]