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Sin Less

  • If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we haven't sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:8 WEB

    While helping an elder at our church repair the roof of his house, I learned a lot about him. When you work with someone day after day and you watch them smack their thumb with a hammer, or drop something on their foot, you get to know who they really are without their church face on.

    He was in his seventies, and after walking with the Lord for forty years, he was very polished. He prayed over everything, never seemed to lose his temper, trusted God and controlled his emotions. He looked the other way when a short skirt walked past us at the diner.

    We went to the hardware store for nails and a little boy who was with us put some extra ones in his pocket. When the elder found them later, we drove all the way back to town to return them. He was the real thing and when he prayed, God often answered him back. One night at church, He laid hands on the pastor's wife and she was instantly healed of cancer. The prayers of a righteous man can accomplish much (James 5:7).

    From what he explained to me though, it was not always like this. When he was young he had quite the temper and made many mistakes, but he sinned less these days. He had learned to discipline his body and make it behave. Like Paul said, 'I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected' (1 Corinthians 9:27).

    That is the goal, and it is not a quick process. None of us are perfect, none of us are without sin, but we are working on it. Hopefully, I will sin less this year than last year. And if you do sin, repent and get back up. Grace, forgiveness and acceptance can be yours if you only ask. We all fall down. Repent, get back up, and try to sin less.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for saving me. Forgive me of any sin in my life. Wash me and I will be clean. Guide me to where I need to be. Help me walk upright as a child of the Most High God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The highlighted group of the week is In the Valley of Pain: this group was created to support those who suffer from chronic pain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. The members of the group support each other with prayer, tips that have worked for them, and just being there for each other! (Please do note that you should always check with your medical professional before trying any new remedies). ALSO, the Creation Photographers theme of the week is "April Showers bring...Mud Puddles and May Flowers" :), based on Luke 12:27-28! FINALLY, for those who missed the RHM Live service, the recording of the message is now available! You can find links to all of these announcements at the top of the home page here. Have a blessed day!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for saving me. Forgive me of any sin in my life. Wash me and I will be clean. Guide me to where I need to be. Help me walk upright as a child of the Most High God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you

April 24, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

April 24, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

April 24, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

April 24, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Remove whatever blocks me from You Lord and Your will for my life. Amen.

April 24, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

April 24, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

April 24, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear God, help me to be clean and saved in your Holy Name I pray. Amen.

April 24, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Wow reading the man's walk felt like it can happen to gain such growth on the Lord.  Yet knowing we can as for forgiveness and be cleansed is sooo precious, can't be earned or bought just received.  This Elder is someone to hang around with.

April 24, 2017
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Ken Zahirniak
Ken Zahirniak

Amen!

 

April 24, 2017
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

It is certainly not an overnight thing, more like quitting a bad habit like smoking. It takes time, discipline, patience and endurance. And sometimes those things take time to learn and develop as well. Great message, Pastor Dion, thanks.

April 24, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

April 24, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I claim this prayer over my in Jesus, name. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for saving me. Forgive me of any sin in my life. Wash me and I will be clean. Guide me to where I need to be. Help me walk upright as a child of the Most High God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! <3

 

Thanks Pastor for your devotion today. :-)

April 24, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for saving me. Forgive me of any sin in my life. Wash me and I will be clean. Guide me to where I need to be. Help me walk upright as a child of the Most High God, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

April 25, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Amen!

April 25, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father thank you for saving me. Forgive me of any sin in my life. Wash me and I will be clean. Guide me to where I need to be. Help me walk up right as a child of the most high God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

April 26, 2017