The Baggage We Carry 7: Sunday Selah

The Baggage We Carry Day 7 - Sunday Selah “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-29, ESV) This week, we have looked at some really heavy topics—sin and past hurt that can lie heavily on us…

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The Baggage We Carry 6: A Song for Our Saturday: “Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary”

The Baggage We Carry Day 6 - A Song for Our Saturday: “Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary” As we’ve looked this week at the baggage we carry, we know that, for the believer, our burdens can be lifted from us by Jesus. In fact, when we were saved, our biggest burden was lifted when we allowed His blood to wash us from the sin that had enslaved us.  Each day, He longs…

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The Baggage We Carry 5: Pornography and Sexual Sin

The Baggage We Carry Day 5 - Pornography and Sexual Sin “Flee from sexual immorality.” (1 Corinthians 6:18a, ESV) “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.” (Psalm 119:37, ESV) If there has ever been a time when pornography was easily consumed with no one knowing, it’s now. Because it can be viewed so easily, it has quickly become a social and spiritual crisis in…

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The Baggage We Carry 4: Abuse in the Church

The Baggage We Carry Day 4 - Abuse in the Church “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.” (1 John 5:3, ESV) A heartbreaking truth we can’t deny is that sometimes God’s people in the church are responsible for crushing the hearts of some and turning others away completely. In some instances, church leaders in a position of authority, but having…

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The Baggage We Carry 3: Grudges and Bitterness

The Baggage We Carry Day 3 - Grudges and Bitterness “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:31-32) “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will…

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The Baggage We Carry 2: Failed Relationships

The Baggage We Carry Day 2 - Failed Relationships “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, ESV) “Remember not the former things, not consider the things of old.” (Isaiah 43:18, ESV) “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13, ESV) Love is a beautiful thing, but…

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The Baggage We Carry 1: The Power of Our History

The Baggage We Carry Day 1 - The Power of Our History “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9, ESV) Shoulders slumped and hands jammed in his pockets, he…

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