Do you feel like you have to drag the weight of your past through the present?
Do you ever feel like you're going through a "power tool" life with just a hand saw and a hammer?
Ever feel that you are just so tied up with the junk of this world that you can't move fowrard?
In order to eliminate oppression and evil in our society, I think that we first need to define the root cause.
How committed should we be to performing good deeds in Jesus' name?
Do you ever get stuck in a relationship with God where your walk has been reduced to just trying to follow a bunch of extra rules?
Is having great power worth it, if it comes from the wrong source?
If God mercifully paid for the consequences of our sins, how should we respond to that grace?
Are we dragging unnecessary burdens through our lives?
Like a predictable cartoon series, some things never seem to change. The good news is that a happy ending is available, no matter how bad the plot of our lives may seem.
Are you ever scared to talk with God, afraid that He is just waiting for you to start talking so that He can punish you?
Sometimes the first step to solving a problem is to realize that we cannot fix it on our own.
Once we have acquired the latest and greatest version of something, we shouldn't have to go back and keep using the old one.
As we get older, we grow out of certain child-like behaviors. Are there some that we should keep, though?
When we find ourselves in a situation that we can't fix ourselves, we are relieved when we see someone extend an outstretched hand to help us out.
Having freedom but living like we do not seems like a waste of a good opportunity, doesn't it?
For those of us who have been freed from the consequences of sin, do we live as free, or do we keep serving sin?
For those freed from the consequences of sin, do we live as free, or do we keep living as those under the law?
The path to life is narrow, and Jesus is the only way. However, upon accepting Him, we have great freedom and liberty to love and to serve both God and others.
A careful look at Scripture may suggest that we "have to" do fewer things than we think, allowing us to "get to" do more of God's will for our lives.