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OVERCOMING SIN!!!

You need to understand this vital biblical formula for overcoming sin.

A vital aspect of God's purpose for us involves our coming to repentance, recognizing our sinful state and how far short we fall of God's standards, and determining to begin living God's way of life. We strive to identify and overcome our sins and live a sin-free life.
However, when God helps us recognize the enormity of our sins, a natural human response is dejection and discouragement. Even the apostle Paul struggled with his weaknesses, lamenting that "in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find . . . The evil I will not to do, that I practice" (Romans 7:18-19).
How can we possibly overcome our deficiencies of character and attain to the eternal life that God offers us? How can we change and overcome sin?
During Jesus' ministry a rich young man came to Him and asked what he should do to achieve eternal life. Christ told him, ". . . If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments" (Matthew 19:17). When the man asked which commandments Jesus was talking about, Christ referred to five of the Ten Commandments, along with the command to "love your neighbor as yourself." But He omitted mention of the Tenth Commandment, which forbids coveting. Covetousness was the man's problem and one of the reasons this account is in the Bible. The young man was just too attached to his riches to give them up, so he "went away sorrowful" (verse 21-22).
Christ noted how difficult it is for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God because of the human tendency to covet and rely on physical possessions rather than God. The disciples, amazed, asked, "Who then can be saved?" Christ's answer provides the key to overcoming sin: "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (verse 26, added emphasis throughout).
None of us can overcome our deficiencies, our sins, our shortcomings, without God's help. Even if we could by our own will alter our actions, only God can change our hearts. This is why Paul appealed to members of the church in Rome not to be conformed to the world but to be transformed by God's Spirit and "by the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:1-2).
To come to grips with our sins, each of us must surrender to God. When God is calling a person to fundamental change, He leads the person to this point of surrender. Repentance comes through God's goodness, not our own (Romans 2:4). God grants repentance so we may know the truth (2 Timothy 2:25) and live (Acts 11:18). We are free, however, to decide whether to repent. Peter exhorted his countrymen to "repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord" (Acts 3:19).
After repentance, and after baptism as an outward sign of our repentance, God promises to give us His Spirit. That Spirit empowers us to recognize and overcome sin. Through conversion we become a "new creation" (2 Corinthians 5:17) as far as God is concerned. He enables us to live as a different person, leaving behind our sins.

THE TEN COMMANDMETS!

 
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Aggressively innovative Windows 8 forces a steep learning curve



The good: Windows 8 embraces the future wholeheartedly. Log-in and boot times are fast, the apps look gorgeous, and the Sync feature brings seamless transition between devices.
The bad: The learning curve is steep and in-app navigation isn't obvious. There are just too many known unknowns here.
The bottom line: Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price.
 

Catholic Priest Caught

Famous Catholic Priest Caught Having S*x With Prostitute Behind Cemetery.



A high-ranking priest with a Roman Catholic Archdiocese is facing a prostitution charge.
Authorities say the Rev. Arthur Coyle, Boston, was granted $500 bail after pleading not guilty Monday in Lowell to a count of s*xual conduct for a fee.
Coyle is the Episcopal Vicar for the Merrimack Region, meaning he oversees several parishes in the area. He lives at the rectory of St. Rita’s parish in Lowell.
Police say the 62-year-old Coyle was arrested just after 5 p.m. Sunday after he was allegedly found with a prostitute behind a Lowell cemetery.

[PHOTO] Wizkid Not Planning To Marry For Another 10 Years

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#BBATheChase: ‘I Am Ripe For Marriage!


#BBATheChase: ‘I Am Ripe For Marriage But If He Rejects Me, There Are Lots Of Other Fishes In The Sea’ – Beverly Osu




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Yesterday, the young Ruby revealed to her fellow Housemates that she plans on getting hitched next year, saying:”I am ripe for marriage”.
“But you are too young,” Cleo tried to advise the 21 year old.But that piece of advice seemed to go in the one ear and out the other for the Nigerian. “I am tired of having boyfriend,” she responded.
The fact that the sexy model is not currently engaged and has only recently taken up a relationship with, South African Housemate, Angelo is not going to deter her onebit from her mission either.
When asked by her fellow Housemates what she would do if the South African does not want to tie the know next year, she replied:
“There are lots of other fish in the sea”.

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