Death On The Heels Of Sin

You might wonder what the big deal is about sin. Especially if you reckon that what’s going on in your life isn’t really hurting you or anyone else. Thing is, that’s always a lie. Paul says, ‘A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough’ (Galatians 5v9). Which means that even just a little bit of secret sin somehow affects the community you’re in – your family, classmates, whoever.

Death – like the death of a friendship, or the death of someone’s trust, or the death of your purity – always follows on the heels of sin.

I’m so grateful for Jesus who redeemed me and restored my life and put me at peace with a perfect, holy God.

Galatians 5 here:



Initiated or Baptised?

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Where do we as ‘Jesus-friends’ get our identity and values from?
Our friends? Our family? Our music? Our culture? Our language? Our faith?

27 young men died tragically this week in cultural initiation ceremonies in Mpumalanga. Parliament is debating the issue of cultural practices today. Being a Christ follower is not always easy you may have noticed?

Sometimes there are moments when our friends/family/music/culture has values that are different from those Jesus encourages us to follow:

Western Materialism vs Generosity?
Male dominance vs Equality?
Ancestors vs One High Priest?

Read Galatians #v27-29 here:

Jesus, help us to identify which values align with how you lived and to leave behind the values which don’t.