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Because Jesus Rose

  Our Lord Jesus rose from the dead, and because he rose I, and many of you, are going to church this morning.  Every Sunday, the first day of the week, we gather to remember and to celebrate the single most important … Continue reading

Romans 1:18-25 Why is thanklessness a sin?

In the first chapter of Romans, Paul mentions a huge sinful failure that we too often overlook: the failure to give thanks to God. Romans 1:21

For although they knew God, they did not honour him as God or give thanks to him…

Why is the failure to give thanks a sin? OK, we might accept it as a rather menial sin of omission, but in the context of Romans 1, Paul mentions this as part of his explanation for the wrath of God that is being revealed against all the godlessness and unrighteousness of men. So what is the big deal about failing to give thanks? Continue reading