11: Pluck Out My Eyeball and Cut Off My Hand?

What do I do with some of the harsh things that Jesus said? Did Jesus really mean for me to cut off my hand when I sin? Do the Words of Jesus Apply to Us Today? Have you been confused about some of the things that Jesus said? When looking at the words of Jesus, we should always ask ourselves is who was Jesus talking to and was it before or after the cross? The cross is the dividing line of history. When we read the Bible we need to read it “cross-eyed” so that we apply His words to our life through the lens fo the New Covenant, which was not enacted until His blood was shed on the cross for us.

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10: Grieving the Holy Spirit

How does grieving the Holy Spirit fit in with grace? Do we grieve the Holy Spirit when we sin? The phrase “grieve the Holy Spirit” has often been used in the context of someone acting irreverently, for instance in a church service, or misbehaving, failing God somehow. One of the questions we received on this topic was from someone who felt like God would never be pleased with her because she had grieved Him so much. What a tragedy, because that’s not at all the biblical context of Paul’s words in Ephesians 4 regarding grieving the Holy Spirit.

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9: The Conviction of the Holy Spirit

Does the Holy Spirit Convict believers of sin? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in my life? Alot of us have thought that the main role of the Holy Spirit is to point out sin, or “convict us of sin.” This just rolls off our tongue so easily: “The other day, I was so convicted by that sin…” In this podcast we use Jesus’s own words to clarify what He meant when He said the Holy Spirit would convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement.

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8: The Lord's Supper

Do we need to cleanse ourselves before we take the Lord’s Supper? What is the meaning of Lord’s Supper? Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of Me.” He didn’t say, “Do this in remembrance of your sins.” The Lord’s Supper was never intended to be a time of introspection and consciousness of sins. It’s a time of thanksgiving and remembrance of what Jesus accomplished for us through His broken body and shed blood on the cross.

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5: Forgiveness, Part 5, Confession of Sins, continued

This is the second part of the discussion on the confession of sins that we began in the last podcast. In this podcast, we begin by expounding on what it means to be “in the light” in 1 John 1:9. Then we go a little deeper into the danger of a believer living in fear of not confessing every sin and the consequence of having an obsession with confession if they do not believe that they are already forgiven. We also discuss how 1 John 1:9 applies to the unbeliever who needs to acknowledge his need for a Savior and the forgiveness of sins. We end with a brief mention of how 1 John 1:9 can be misapplied by the believer and used as a license to sin.

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4: Forgiveness, Part 4: Confession of Sins

In this episode of A Real View Q & A podcast we answer the question: do I have to confess every sin in order to be forgiven? To answer this question, we look at the context of 1 John 1:9 and other scriptures that speak of forgiveness of sins. We also bring the question to where the “rubber meets the road” and use simple spiritual logic: as a believer in Jesus Christ, can I lose my righteousness because I sin and neglect to confess it? Am I forgiven or not?

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3: Forgiveness, Part 3: Owing God

In this episode of A Real View Q & A podcast we answer the question: do we ow God? Sometimes we have this idea that Jesus died for us, now the least we can do is work hard for Him to in some way pay Him back. But the truth is that the cross should never be held over our heads as a debt. Jesus paid the debt. Period.

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