Sugar Coated Sin Part V: No Victory

Sugar Coated Sin Part V: No Victory Romans 7:21-24 New International Version (NIV) 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law […]

Sugar Coated Sin Part IV: It Wasn’t Me

Sugar Coated Sin Part IV: It Wasn’t Me Accountability, the word falls rather heavily when it comes to wrongdoing. It is like the pounding of the gavel, loud as well as lingering. Even if others may look upon us with a verdict of innocence, one thing is for sure… we are all guilty whether we […]

Sugar Coated Sin: Part I

Sugar Coated Sin: Part I  Though it may entertain us, play with us, sleep with us, and amuse us, its nature never changes. Inevitably, it will always rise up to bite and devour us.” ~Nancy Leigh Demoss on Sin~ James 4:17 King James Version (KJV) 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it […]

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Part III

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Part III Looking into the falsehoods we tend t gto convince ourselves are true, I uncovered some unpleasantness this week in the going over of two more of Satan’s ploys. If there were ever lies that could be pride damaging when confronted with the truth, these two are the ones […]

Truth or Dare Living With Consequences: Part 2

Truth or Dare Living With Consequences: Part 2 Delving deeper into deception Elisabeth Elliot poses an interesting question. Why Did the Serpent Approach Eve? The possibilities are endless. Was it because she was more tempt-able or  seducible? Was it on account of her position beneath the headship of her husband? Or was it something else? […]

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin ( Part I)

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin (Part I)  Looking at Smeagol, who most of us better know as Gollum, I cannot help but feel this character is perhaps the closest to humanity in terms of our struggles with temptation. This is why it seemed only fitting to explore this rather decrepit looking Lord of the Rings […]