How to Face the Fear of Forgiveness

“Forgive my husband?” my counselee exclaimed, “He doesn’t deserve to be forgiven!" Truly, this woman had been sinned against over and over again by her husband. In fact, he had been visiting prostitutes, viewing pornography, going to strip clubs and massage parlors the entire time they were married. When she came to Pure Life Ministries for help, I will never forget her face as she walked into my office. Beaten down and hardened by all the years of sin, she had no joy, no hope, and no light in her eyes.

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Why This Program Embraces the Sinner

Perhaps you have heard the adage, “God hates sin, but loves the sinner.” I Googled that phrase once and came across a website that violently disagree with it. “God hates sinners,” the man exclaimed in an unmistakable huff. He went on to cite a couple of Old Testament verses that seemed to support his notion. All I can say is that this man exuded a harsh and self-righteous spirit that I have never sensed from the Lord. 

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To My Beautiful Sisters in Christ

I’m 34 years old and single. Up until I was 26, I shamelessly indulged in lust while I outwardly paraded myself around as an upstanding Christian man. But today, because of the blood of Jesus and deep repentance, I am able to say that I am no longer that man. And the work of God’s grace has not only taught me to deny the ungodliness of lustful thoughts, but to go one step further and truly seek to honor you as sisters in my thoughts.  

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Putting Dead Faith to Death

When someone is trying to understand why they can't find freedom from sexual sin, they often come to the conclusion that they have a lot of head knowledge, but not much heart knowledge. In today's sermon, we'll look at what's behind that lack of heart knowledge, and what it takes for a person's heart to truly be transformed.

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Why It’s Not Impossible to be Single and Pure

One of the most fascinating stories in the Bible is the life of Joseph.  He spent many years as a single man separated from his loving father and his older brothers who had despised and rejected him. Although the LORD was with him and gave him favor throughout his “wilderness” experience, Joseph was not exempt from having to face sexual temptation.

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