Category: Practice

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It’s not a sin to make mistakes

In general, we should avoid making mistakes but for some, the fear of mistakes can become chronic. We know that we are probably struggling with a deeper issue when we see all mistakes as unacceptable or indefensible. We may even attach a moral code to it that sounds something like...

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Recognising the fruit that God produces in us

Jesus compared genuine believers to branches that are grafted into Him so that they bear His good fruit. He therefore warned that without Him, we can do nothing. In fact, any branch that is not grafted in will be thrown into the fire to be burned. What sort of fruit...

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Checking our attitudes before we pray

Our prayers are sacred to God. He values His time with us in prayer fiercely – so much so that Jesus publicly rebuked the money-changers and priests for turning His house of prayer into a “den of robbers.” It was at this point that the priests decided to destroy and...

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What godly humility is not

It is not always clear to us what godly humility entails, particularly in shame-based cultures where we are nudged or coerced into being docile, compliant, submissive, and accommodating. Modesty, deference, and shame may look like humility, but the motivation may be to please people or shield ourselves, rather than to...