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If you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. - Romans 8:13 (NIV)

Late one evening, I saw a large spider crawling in my bathroom. Thankfully, this didn’t send me into a horrified yelling fit. The spider’s presence did, however, motivate me to remove it — fast.

Soon after getting rid of the spider, I thought of my reaction to my sin. God...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for the gifts of Jesus Christ, your Holy Spirit, and your word — all of which empower us to overcome sin. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 8:5-14

Thought for the Day

With God’s help, I can overcome my sin.

Prayer Focus

Gratitude for God’s grace


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