Jealous God

I am going to attempt to finally write about the sermon from RCF’s fall retreat. I’m not sure how this is going to go. Posts dedicated to sermon reflections always seem to be the most difficult ones to write because my thoughts tend to be all over the place. Even more difficult when you let like 3 weeks pass…heh.

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I’m rusty with this blogging thing. Minus the one about my Corolla, I haven’t written a more intentional post in awhile. I’ve gotten very accustomed to the emotional outpouring kind of posts.

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The Views

I feel like I’ve been slacking on parsing my thoughts/reflections, so even if it’s super sloppy writing, I wanted to make sure to get my thoughts down from today’s sermon.

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This might actually be the most jumbled post I write, and perhaps, ever will write, on here.

I just need to get this clutter out of my head and straightened out in words.

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Find Your Nathan

Accountability always scared me and I normally shy away from accountability for my sins. Some reasons include not wanting to be rebuked, not wanting to give up my sins, and not wanting to feel bad about myself.

I’ve been struggling with certain sins so long that I don’t even remember when they began. I kept trying to overcome my habitual sins on my own, because I felt too awkward and embarrassed to tell anyone. I feared judgement, that the person would look at me differently. However, I think these sins are the kind where you absolutely need a trusted sister/brother to help.

And I’m tired of constantly falling back into this.

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Insecurities were recently a common conversation topic for me. The conversations I had reminded me of two things:

  1. How my insecurities led me to a downward spiral of sinfulness
  2. A sermon I heard a while back that focused a lot on being secure in God (on 1 Samuel 18: 1-15)

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“Where do you draw the line?”

I watched Deadpool this past weekend. Which.. wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. I kind of felt like I needed to go repent after that movie.

I read this summary on why John Piper argues that Christians shouldn’t watch the movie. I also read some other stuff (written by hostile non-Christians) that attack John Piper’s argument.

I admit that I do usually find John Piper just a tad bit extreme, though I don’t disagree with his points on the topic. I do however, think that there’s a lot more to it than his seven points. Anywho.. my post is not meant to focus on that.

I sent the post to a friend and then we had a brief discussion about sin and they asked me, “But where do you draw the line then?”

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