“Fixing” Behavior Problems
After coming into Christ all of us are given a new nature that comes with new desires. Deep down we all want to stop behaving like our “old man,” but all too often we go about it the wrong way.
When it comes to aligning one’s behavior with their new identity, there is nothing more crucial for a believer than the renewing of the mind. Transformation of a person’s behavior from that of a sinner to that of a saint is hinged on this one thing. Continue reading
When pure grace is preached, it should always provoke the Romans 6:1 question: “What shall we say then, shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?” The answer to this is simple: Only if you are a lunatic! Although God’s grace through the work of Jesus on the cross covers all of our sins (past, present and future), once we understand His grace, we would have to be mental to still desire sin and continue in willful disobedience.
The absolute last thing a believer wants to do is give into sin. Sin is horrible, it is destructive and leads to death. But the key to stopping sin in our lives is coming to an awareness of these things:
When John wrote, “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17), what did he really mean?
Surely he didn’t mean that last part when he said: “as He is, so are we in this world”, right? After all Jesus wasn’t a sinner, and as Believers we are only sinners saved by grace, right? Well, actually, no… not really.