A pardon is a slip of paper, the value of which is determined by the acceptance of the person to be pardoned." You accepted God's pardon?....just saying
Praying. This is a very widely used word that has almost lost its original meaning. Praying is a personal ordeal and almost everyone has a different perspective of what praying is for and how to do it.
I hear people praying for cars, pets, relatives, work, friends, travel, food, relationships, etc. People are praying for anything and everything. Not to mention who or what they are praying to. Just to mention a few; Mary, Peter, John, Paul, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Father, Lost relatives, Lost
Sin is to purpose to disobey God. It does sound simple when said this way. Sin is nothing more than disobeying God. It is hard to follow the rules when you donít know or understand the rules. The main rule to overcome sin is to Love the Lord your God above all things. If you canít do this then you are in for a long haul. The second rule to overcoming sin is to love your fellow man more if not as much as you love yourself. To really overcome sin you have to really understand these two commandments.
Years ago, when I heard the term "the West", I pictured deserts, cowboys, cattle, saloons, etc..
Now, I realize that such things as the Rocky Mountains, mountain men, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Lewis & Clark, etc. were also "the West".
A lot of this was in an environment of thick forests, heavy snow, people clothed in thick furs, which is radically different than the deserts, cowboys, etc.
From what I understand, a lot of this
A young man tells his Dad that he wants to move out so he could be free. Free to make his own decisions. Six months later he realized that he was not ready and needed to come back home so he could have the freedoms he lost when he moved out into the world.
True freedom is knowing and understanding the truth that Jesus teaches us in his word. The truth sets you free from temptation and sin.
The young man learned that his temptations were wrong when they went against