Category Archives: A New Name

A New Name: Reject Sorcery

Before we start trashing Disney or Harry Potter or The Jedi lets define sorcery. In Galatians 5:20, Paul uses the Greek word “pharmakeia” which is the use of medicine, drugs or spells. It is further defined as “magic, sorcery, enchantment”. This word is only used twice in the New Testament – here in Galatians 5:20 when…

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A New Name: Destroy Idolatry

I was not worshiping any other gods, or was I? Idolatry is to have extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone.  “You should have no other gods before me.” Deuteronomy 5:7 ESV “Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus…

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A New Name: Abandon Lust

A few years ago a wildly popular movie hit theaters and I honestly Could. Not. Believe. how many women went to see it. I am not even going to mention the name of it because I don’t want my blog coming up in a search for a nasty film depicting sexual abuse as anything but…

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A New Name: Lay Aside Impurity

“God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives.” 1 Thessalonians 4:7 The Greek word used here for impurity is “akatharsia” which means “uncleanness”. The word holy in this verse doesn’t actually mean clean, it means “in sanctification”. Sanctification is a big word that basically means “separated to be made holy”.  Often we…

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A New Name: The Struggle is Real

“…let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2 (New Living Translation) Sorry friends……

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