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What’s your secret?

Hello. My name is Jon Enter. Husband. Father of four. Pastor. Coach. Sin addict. And so are you. You may not see it. You…

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Guardrails

Over a decade ago, I heard a brilliant teaching on the need for adding rules to the Bible. If that sounds bad, it wasn’t….

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Reassurance

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, nor height…

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How many motives?

If I made you write an essay listing all the reasons to avoid sin, how long would your essay be? I wouldn’t give you…

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Spiritual food

What is the most unique thing you have ever eaten? Let me take you to the island of Antigua. I was there on a…

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You are normal

When you find yourself addicted to destructive behavior, you might assume that you are not normal, the only one who struggles so deeply, so…

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Pray the psalms

“Make haste, O God, to deliver me! O Lord, make haste to help me! Let them be put to shame and confusion who seek…

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Know. See. Yearn.

It’s Christmas Eve. The tableau is set: a baby’s soft cheek against a bed of hay, a wondering mother, wide-eyed shepherds who have seen…

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God’s good!

In my office you’ll find an ancient scroll snatched from the fires of hell (or, perhaps, created by a local artist with some paper…

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Replacing thieves

We usually reserve the term addiction for the really bad stuff. Being labeled as an addict carries with it many stigmas. But in a…

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A new master

Imagine a certain sin. You’re not just tolerating it like a stray dog that occasionally squeezes under your fence. But you feed it. Adopt…

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An antidote for sin

Read about God bringing Israel out of slavery in Egypt and you’ll notice a frustrating refrain: “Israel grumbled against the Lord.” How could they…