Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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Would you forgive?

  The serpent still lives in the mouths of those playing kind and wise. Still lives in those pretending to be God. Those who feign humility but live with pride. Those who wield power no man should have. Those whose resolve is to destroy. What shall we as believers do? Forgive them? Would Jesus himself […]

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Once for all

  Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. Hebrews 7:27   Priests used to repeatedly offer animal sacrifices. But this was only […]

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Amazing grace

  For because of our faith, he has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be. Romans 5:2 TLB   First published March 2018 Do you ever feel that there’s […]

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Imagine

  God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9   I hope you don’t mind, but with this I continue a topic similar to what I spoke of last week, but much different. Have you ever wondered how it might have been to be […]

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Is forgiveness unconditional?

  From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 4:17 The word “repentance” is not always understood. To repent is to feel regret or remorse. It is to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to amending one’s life. Confession and repentance are necessary parts of […]

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Fixing my eyes on Jesus

  To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 1 Peter 2:21   At times we face unjust suffering, not as extreme as Jesus’ crucifixion, but painful, nevertheless. This calls for us to look to Jesus as our example – to fix […]

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They know not what they do

    When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left.  Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:33-34   (First published […]

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Good came from bad

  Moreover we know that to those who love God, who are called according to his plan, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good. God, in his foreknowledge, chose them to bear the family likeness of his Son, that he might be the eldest of a family of many brothers. Romans 8:28-29 (PHILLIPS) […]

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Beware of false teachings

  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  (1 John 1:9) Repent, then, and turn to God, so that he will forgive your sins. (Acts 3:19)   Those are good verses. Because if God didn’t want it that way, we […]

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Why repent?

  “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from […]

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