“The Conscience: What It Is and How to Help It” Pt. 2 Selected Scriptures May 15, 2016 Jerry White provides a picture of how most people think about the conscience: Willie, in the comic strip Moon Mullins, is slumped in a chair in front of a TV set, coffee cup resting on his pot belly. […]Read More Sermon: The Conscience – What It Is and How to Help It, Pt. 2
It has been said that the self-examined life is not worth living. I’ve repeated that slogan many times. But there is a tempering corollary that is not said often enough. The self-examined life is not worth living. And the over-examined life may be detrimental. The latter statement needs to be made because the over-examined life […]Read More Self-examination for weak consciences
From Dwight Wagner: The goal of a Christian is to have a clear conscience before God and man. If we don’t fill our mind with Scripture, we will have a defiled conscience. If we fill our mind with truth but don’t act upon it, we will have a weak conscience. If we simply refuse the […]Read More Keep a good conscience
Following this morning’s post on clearing our conscience, here are two further considerations: Kris Lundgaard, in his excellent book The Enemy Within (still available for only $2.99 on Kindle) writes: The wisdom of the believer is to learn to listen to the voice of the Spirit’s resistance, no matter how faintly it may echo in […]Read More Two more thoughts about the conscience
Everyone has one, but not everyone uses it. Some are transformed by it, some ignore it, and some kill it. But everyone has it — a conscience. What is this thing that everyone knows, some acknowledge, some follow, and some pervert? Jerry White describes the conscience as “that part of every person which, willingly or […]Read More Cultivating a clear conscience
Are you overwhelmed by sin? Do you struggle repeatedly with the same sin, unable to see any significant progress against it? Has this sin entangled you for years? Is you conscience hounded by guilt? Grace to You has some biblical encouragement for you: First of all, consider that how you deal with the promptings of […]Read More Overwhelmed by sin?