Archive for the ‘Repentance’ Category

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“I’m Sorry” Goes A Long Way Towards Healing

TheDiscipleMD My second grade teacher was a tiny elderly woman named Mrs. Wells who despite her size held a commanding presence in our classroom. She carried a foot long wooden ruler, almost at all times, and wielded it freely in order to get the attention of the class. It was not uncommon for her to […]

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If There Be No Sin, There Is No Need Of A Savior

TheDiscipleMD I read the USA Today from time to time.  They  have a series entitled, “Focus on Faith”, that is published each Monday on the Forum page. Several years ago a guest commentary writer named Jonathan Merritt wrote an article called, “An Evangelical Plea: “Love the Sinner.” The next day a reader wrote: “It is not enough as […]

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The Shattered Music Box (The Drummer Boy Played On!)

TheDiscipleMD A few years ago I was preparing to teach an early morning religious class for our youth. It was centered on the gift of “spikenard” that Mary used to anoint the head and feet of the Savior just prior to his death. The lesson asked the instructor to bring to class a memorable “gift” […]

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There Is Always A Way Back!

TheDiscipleMD I’m sure it has been said many times before I heard it, but several years ago a member addressed the brethren of the priesthood in one of our meetings and said this, “Before sinning Satan wants us to believe that it’s “no big deal, that its nothing”.  However after we do, he says to […]

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