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  • 6930 East Highway 22
    Panama City, Florida 32404
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  • Monday through Friday
    8 to 4

    Best to call first as we are often out doing ministry.

  • Sunday School / Small Group Bible Study
    – 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Evening Worship
    – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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    – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday Services
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Choir Practice
    – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Stuck In A Revolving Door

Read: Romans 6

When we repent, Jesus showers us with grace and forgiveness

Most of us have entered a revolving door at some point. Children think circular doors are a thrill ride and often want to remain there going round and round, over and over. However, doing so can cause unpleasant results, such as getting dizzy, losing your balance, or worse.

Often, a kid’s attitude toward a revolving door is our attitude toward sin. It’s fun while it lasts; but the results are never pleasant. And even though we remember the consequences of our decision, we return to a place of temptation over and over again thinking this time will be different.

At times, recurrent sin seems impossible to overcome. We find ourselves in a continuous circle of repentance, grace and forgiveness—and eventual return to sin. Repeating what might be enjoyable in the moment ultimately causes anxiety, shame, and regret.

When we repent, Jesus showers us with grace and forgiveness. But this isn’t a return ticket to a thrill ride. If we truly want to experience life change, we have to stop re-entering the revolving door of sin.

When we ask Jesus into our lives, we are made new. We have the ability to be different, to change, to overcome. Romans 6:6-12 says, “For we know that our old self was crucified with Him [Jesus] so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with…. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.”

With Jesus’ help, we can exit sin’s revolving door forever as we learn to follow His lead.