Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Sins, known and unconfessed

The following may apply to some of you.

Here is a reminder of sins you know about, some of which you acknowledge, but few of which you have repented of and forsaken.

1. Not loving your wife
a) as Christ loved the church, Ephesians 5: 25-33
b) as a sister in the Lord, John 13: 34,35
c) as a neighbor (as you love yourself), Matthew 22:39
d) or even as an enemy, Luke 6: 35,36
e) romantically

2. Not forgiving your wife. You need to be forgiven for not forgiving.
-Matthew 6:14 and Matthew 18:35

3. Trying instead of trusting. Trying is dependant on you, not on God. We
did not enter into the kingdom by trying or by effort. It was by grace through
faith.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him.
-Colossians 2:6
We walk the same way we received, by grace through faith, zero try.

4. Pride in every area of your life
a. your knowledge of the scriptures
b. your knowledge of Christian books
c. your “up” personality
d. other people’s opinion of you
e. your profession
f. your intellect
g. your athletic ability
h. your education
i. your looks

5. Faking the fruit of the Spirit

If this does not apply to you, ignore it.

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