Introduce people to the real Jesus.
The Bible is more than a textbook; it’s a mirror.
Responsibility is always required.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
“Everyone I know has a big but.”
- Pee-Wee Herman
“But for the CDA’s negligence and failure to train (Long) how to respond to an escalating situation with an Airline Passenger, (he) would not have acted in the manner he did, which resulted in his termination,”
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
I find that when I think I am asking God to forgive me I am often in reality (unless I watch myself very carefully) asking Him to do something quite different. I am asking Him not to forgive me but to excuse me.
- C.S. Lewis
But excusing says “I see that you couldn’t help it or didn’t mean it, you weren’t really to blame.”
- C.S. Lewis
“Real forgiveness means looking steadily at the sin, the sin that is left over without any excuse, after all allowances have been made, and seeing it in all its horror, dirt, meanness and malice…”
- C.S. Lewis
You can’t fix a problem you’re not willing to admit you have.
Repentance is always personal.
Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight; so You are right in Your verdict and justified when You judge.
If there is a law, there must be a lawgiver.
A law has force only if it’s backed up by a lawgiver.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
- The Declaration of Independence
“A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If sin exists, then all sin is sin against God first.
Restoration is always costly.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Create = Barah
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me.
About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”).
Jesus was forsaken so that you could be accepted.