9-22-15 On Addiction

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14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

James 1:14-15 KJV

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We’ve all been tempted; still we’re tempted now

For Satan pays attention to our lusts.

Then when we fall and break most every vow,

His demons ride our shame, feed our disgust.

Then like a horror movie sin’s revived

As if it will not die by force or will,

Until your prayers seem wooden and contrived,

And then when you give up death has its fill.

Cry out unto the Lord though you feel dead,

And pray until your tears have soaked the ground.

He leads you to the help you need ahead;

Just trust in Jesus – grace much more abounds.

It seems like all is lost; don’t be deceived.

Salvation comes to those who first believed.

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3-8-15 Waxing Cold

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The latter days of woe are on us now,

While sins of every kind so more abound.

The saints themselves are furrowing their brow,

For righteousness is nowhere to be found.

Because despair can burrow in your heart

To whisper in your ear that all is lost,

You will be tempted to let love depart,

But soon thereafter shroud yourself in frost.

Do not forget the stone was rolled away,

To show the tomb was bare where Jesus lay.

He conquered death and hell upon that day

And lives forever more, so don’t dismay.

When all seems lost and ice begins to form,

Remember Christ is with you through the storm.

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And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Matthew 24:12 KJV

10-12-14 On Understanding

Christ Our Advocate

God’s advocate for us is not elite;

His hands have gotten callused with hard work.

He’s one of us, has known pain and defeat;

Has not been raised apart with favored perk.

Our Savior knows just what we’re going through;

He understands too well temptation’s lure.

But even though he’s lived our point of view,

This man we know as Jesus remains pure.

He shows us it is possible to live

Amid the draw of sin, this worldly pull,

And though we stoop and fall He will forgive,

Regardless of our state His love is full.

Christ intercedes for us to God; He knows

Just what it’s like to live the status quo.

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For we have not an high priest which cannot

be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;

 but was in all points tempted like as we are,

yet without sin.

Hebrews 4:15 KJV