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How to Respond When a Friend Confesses Their Sin

We all struggle with temptation and sin every day (Rom 3:23), and know the right thing to do—but it’s a lot easier said than done. Often, we wrestle with our sin for a long time, and sometimes even minimise or excuse it altogether. Talking to others about it may be the last thing on our minds. So, when we do hear about a friend’s sin, we could be at a loss as to how to respond.
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Love Says “No”: How Boundaries Express True Care

At the time, I just couldn’t see it. What did Jesus hold back? The concept of “boundaries”—setting limits on how much I’d give others, or how much they could take—seemed a post-modern reflex against living radical and poured-out. I didn’t see a whole lot about boundaries in the Gospels. Now I see it all over the place.
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How to Respond When a Friend Confesses Their Sin

We all struggle with temptation and sin every day (Rom 3:23), and know the right thing to do—but it’s a lot easier said than done. Often, we wrestle with our sin for a long time, and sometimes even minimise or excuse it altogether. Talking to others about it may be the last thing on our minds. So, when we do hear about a friend’s sin, we could be at a loss as to how to respond.
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When Christianity Cost Me My Friendship

Back when we were in secondary school, I had invited Ava, my best friend of nine years, to church. Ava accepted Christ into her life and began attending weekly cell group meetings and services on a regular basis. I was elated that my dear friend had come to experience God’s love, and thrilled at the prospect of spurring each other towards Christlikeness. However, things ended as quickly as it had begun. After a few months, Ava told me that she no longer wished to attend church gatherings. My heart sank when she admitted that she had only done so because she did not want to disappoint me and my cell group with her constant refusals.
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Why Believe in Jesus?

“You do you!” It’s the popular millennial mantra that is heard echoing across our digital and social media platforms. It centres on you and your feelings. We hear it in songs, movies and poetry across the globe. It has been said that the post-truth culture can be summarised as one that thinks with its feelings. Feelings before fairness. Feelings before others. Feelings before sacrifice. Perhaps most damagingly, feelings before truth.
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It Starts With The Eyes

Proverbs 6 has four distinct sections, on financial prudence (vv. 1-3), diligence (vv. 6-11), troublemakers (vv. 12-19), and adultery (vv. 20-35).
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It Starts With The Eyes

Proverbs 6 has four distinct sections, on financial prudence (vv. 1-3), diligence (vv. 6-11), troublemakers (vv. 12-19), and adultery (vv. 20-35).
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ODB: The Jesus Chair

When my friend Marge met Tami at a Bible study meeting, she noticed that they seemed to have little in common. But Marge befriended her, and she learned a valuable lesson from her new friend.Tami had never been to a Bible study, and she was having a hard time understanding something the other women in the study talked about: that God communicated with them—something she’d never experie

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When 2020 ticked over into 2021, we were hopeful that the new year would be a better one. And for awhile, it did look promising. But alas, the bubble’s popped and the recent news about the outbreak of new COVID strains, worsening cases, and heightened restrictions have made us feel like we’re right back at square one. What can we do to keep ourselves going? Here are some tips to help us beat that languishing feeling.
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As much as I enjoyed Song Joong-ki's portrayal of the polished mafia consigliere, watching Vincenzo torture his enemies even as they pleaded for him to put a bullet through their heads and spare them of the excruciating pain and misery just didn’t sit right. Perhaps, as the show's protagonist, I was expecting that he would be “different”, and would redeem himself by choosing to spare his enemies at the very last moment. Instead, all the baddies get killed and Vincenzo gets away scot-free as he escapes the country. It’s the type of ending Song’s fans would applaud, but one that is also highly problematic.
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How to Beat That Languishing Feeling

When 2020 ticked over into 2021, we were hopeful that the new year would be a better one. And for awhile, it did look promising. But alas, the bubble’s popped and the recent news about the outbreak of new COVID strains, worsening cases, and heightened restrictions have made us feel like we’re right back at square one. What can we do to keep ourselves going? Here are some tips to help us beat that languishing feeling.

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