Posts with the tag “sin”

Closer than We Know
February 23rd, 2020
Sin can feel like a strong word. It is weighty, for sure. However, I think sometimes I misinterpret the actual meaning of sin and what it does to the simplicity of us getting to love the spirit of God...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Prodigal Daughter
January 23rd, 2020
When I reflect upon the story of the prodigal son, God always brings me back to our prodigal story. Man... it’s a wild one. Literally and spiritually. I came to UGA as a lost freshman looking for anyw...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Gift of Repentance
September 7th, 2019
I love cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, and I love when they’re fresh and warm from the oven. My mom knows this too, so, growing up, whenever she took the cookies out of the oven she w...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Called to More
September 7th, 2019
My years of undergrad are marked by a desire to do right in the eyes of God, but no capability of executing those desires. I relate to what Paul writes in Romans 7:18“For I do not do the good I want...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Kindly Loved.
September 5th, 2019
We often expect God to comment on our sin like the Pharisees in John 8 expected from Jesus.  We know He has strong feelings about sin and has called us to a standard of living we fall short of in our ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Chosen One
November 30th, 2018
I love Harry Potter.(Warning: there are spoilers in this blog. But seriously if you haven’t seen Harry Potter yet then get on with it already will ya?)Bet that’s not what you expected to get out of a ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Breastplate of Righteousness
October 11th, 2018
In the time of ancient Rome, one of the most crucial pieces of a soldier’s battle armor was his breastplate. A breastplate made of iron tightly bound together by leather straps protects essential inte...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
In the Garden
October 3rd, 2018
In the beginning, God created the world. It was His masterpiece- His very good masterpiece. Of course, we know that sin would enter the world, perverting the perfect world God had created. But that’s ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Romans | Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
April 12th, 2018
In this passage, Paul reminds us that because Christ died for us, we are no longer bound to live in our sin.He emphasizes our unity with Christ in both his death and resurrection and calls us to count...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Feature Article | Maturity is an Investment
January 21st, 2018
At the beginning of January, Wesley began a five-week series on the Old Testament prophet Elijah. The main point of the series is that Elijah KNEW God deeply, and because of that, God did incredible t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Kings 8:22-61
January 19th, 2018
Let's get some context before we dive into this because you know what they say, context matters.At the beginning of this chapter, the ark of the covenant had been brought to the temple that Solomon ha...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Peter 4:1-11
December 9th, 2017
When sin entered the world, our human bodies were subjected to its desires. It is our natural inclination to go against God, to choose our will instead of His. That’s why turning from sin can feel lik...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
September 7th, 2017
In this passage Paul tells us the sheer weight of sexual sin. Like the passage says our bodies are not meant for sexual immorality, but we are meant for the Lord. Everything that we are and have from ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Wednesday Night Recap - 02/01/17
February 6th, 2017
Last week at Wesley, Bob spoke on a topic that can often be tough to hear. Using the example of David and Bathsheba, we discussed the impact of sin on our lives and the quickness of God to forgive our...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
DL Foundation: Identity // Created & Known by God
October 25th, 2016
Who you were created to be is the person God wants to turn you into. We talk a lot about identity a lot at Wesley. Bob talks about it, Clay talks about it, Daniel talks about it, your discipler talks ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 15: The Secret of Radiation Therapy
June 17th, 2016
When I am most tired to fight my most difficult sinful desires, I often ask God to drop an atomic bomb on them. The heat and force of the explosion would evaporate everything; and as the knockout blow...  Read More
by Devon McCoy