Grace’s #1 Enemy

Bitterness is fruit – Unforgiveness is the root – Tree of ungrace Grace and forgiveness – Linked “cycle:”  Injury > Penalty / Debt > cancellation (of payment) Unforgiveness – hold hostages (does not set free)  Hebrews 12:15 Creates bondage…the real loser is the one harboring bitterness / grudge…become a captive to negative emotions and resentment  … Continue reading Grace’s #1 Enemy

The Grace Walk

Proverbs 3:5-6, Romans 5:17-21 Becoming an Overcomer – is a process.  It takes time – ups and downs – set backs ... Pattern of Regression Complacency – “I’m okay” Confused – “Why?” “Everything has been going so good.” Compromise –“It’s not that bad. I’m in control” Why do Christians fail? We rely on our own … Continue reading The Grace Walk

Finding Forgiveness

Article by Pastor Nix Mary Karr’s uncle had endured all he could stand!  The tall Texan grabbed his chain saw and began to split his own house into two halves.  He was sick and tired of living with such an unforgiving woman to whom he had not spoken in months.  He had enough.  He divided … Continue reading Finding Forgiveness

Confession is Good for the Soul

Ephesians 4:24-32 Bad out - Vacuum Replacement - Good in Our next step in overcoming: Relational “Step 6” – “We need to forgive those who have harmed us and make an amends for harm we’ve done to others –except when doing so will  harm them or others.” Confession – There’s just something special about it … Continue reading Confession is Good for the Soul

Dealing with Dysfunction

Isaiah 55:6-11 Dealing with dysfunction in self & In others Bumper sticker – "Normal people worry me" “We’re all Dysfunctional” Get over it! (“abnormal; impaired functioning” – body system, social grouping behavioral The Origin of our Defects – Why am I the way I am? , Who can we blame? Is alcoholism a disease? Or … Continue reading Dealing with Dysfunction

Your Highest Power

Step #2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. There's something more than Recovery (sobriety – survival)…It's Called: Overcoming (victory – thriving) A life set free from bondage A life made free to know and love God Ephesians 3:14 – 21 God wants you to know about … Continue reading Your Highest Power