Tag Archives: addiction

Living as People Who Are Free


Repentance is not what we do to right ourselves with God. That’s been done for us by Jesus. Repentance is what we do when we are right with God. It is change in the direction of obedience toward what God … Continue reading

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Repent and Believe… Simple, Right?


There’s a number of things I really like about this book; there’s other things about it that are rather distracting/annoying (and which may or may not be the author’s fault). As such, it’s kind of the epitome of “three-and-a-half stars.” Whether … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Baggage: a small-group session


For this session, you’ll need…. a large suitcase a variety of items—at least one per person. Include a Bible, as well as several of the following: work-related items, such as a stapler or even a laptop computer family-related items, such … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Addiction


Now that we’ve addressed the need to lay down the things we hold against others, let’s spend the rest of this week addressing the other side of our baggage—namely, the logs in our own eyes. Let’s begin today with the … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Baggage: a small-group session


For our purposes today, I’ve edited this so you won’t need to read through the devotionals that go with this study. Should you want to read them anyway, they’ll be in bits and pieces under the following names: Lay Down … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Addiction, part 2


Last Friday, we addressed the need to lay down the things we hold against others. Today, let’s start dealing with the logs in our own eyes—beginning with the things we know we struggle with. We like to compartmentalize the word … Continue reading

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fragments of Lay Down Your Addiction


For our purposes, let’s define addiction as anything you need to “get through the day” that isn’t God. Because all of our addictions—all of our sin, really—is a response to the gnawing sense we have, deep down, that God doesn’t … Continue reading

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