Spiritual Warfare

Yes, I believe that there is a devil out there who prowls around like a roaring lion looking for anyone to eat up. At the same time, I don’t want to devote any time to thinking about him. There are some people who give the devil way too much credit and too much attention. They spend much of their time talking about what he is doing, blaming him for everything that goes wrong, looking for him in every holiday celebrat...

Finally, The Spir...

Many Christians begin their life in Jesus Christ somewhat ignorant of the idea of spiritual battle. They find it easy to ignore what the Bible teaches - that is, that there are spiritual beings of intelligence and power that seek to defeat and hinder God's people. Through a combination of experience and instruction they learn the truth of this spiritual battle, and the most common passage in the Bible regarding the s...

The Wiles of the ...

Another of the devil’s wiles is the use of fear tactics. He threatens evil consequences upon those who would trust and obey the Lord. When the 18th century revivalist George Whitefield called upon his friend John Wesley to take over his open-air preaching ministry, Wesley was suddenly struck with the impression that if he were to do so, he would die. Having sought divine guidance by randomly opening his Bible on four...

The Wiles of the ...

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil … above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:11, 16 The “wiles of the devil” and the “fiery darts of the wicked one” cover a broad range of activity but no doubt include Satan’s attack upon our mind and emotions. Experiences such as condemnatio...

Pastor, You can S...

I live in the definitive white suburbia bedroom community. Most families have lived here for decades and there are often three or more generations here. Maybe this problem is limited to my area, but I think not. What I have noticed over the last eight years is the rise in young men who don’t know how to cope without their moms. Let me explain. In the 80’s men were derided for being workaholics who were never around f...

Calvary Brief

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