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Why You Need to Win This Next Spiritual Battle


Small victories matter! I was reading in Luke's gospel a story I'm familiar with, which is why I was surprised when a couple of verses stood out to me in a way they hadn't before. Right after Satan had finished his spiritual assault on the resolve of Jesus, the Bible says …

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The Real Source of Our Temptation

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It isn't a sin to be tempted. It's simply human. Temptation to sin may be the result of living in a sinful world, but experiencing temptation to sin isn't, in itself, the same as committing sin. That doesn't mean temptation isn't dangerous though. James, the half-brother of …

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It’s Your Turn to “Rawr!”

My three-year-old son, Sam, loves to play and has an active imagination. Lately, he's been obsessed with bears and of course, wants me to be the bear. He invites me into this game, which usually ends in my demise by tackling, by saying, "It's your turn to 'RAWR!'" So... I …

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I’m Sorry Sin, But You Have the Wrong Person

"The number you are trying to reach has been disconnected." Ever hear that? It means the people you're attempting to contact have closed, or moved, or died, or gave you a wrong number, perhaps even on purpose. How rude! The same can happen with the mail, according to Elvis, whose …

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Put On the Whole Armor


Every notice how a snowflake can find that tiny little spot on your neck between your hat and your coat so it chills your skin on contact? That's how attacks often come from Satan - like flaming arrows into our one blind spot, our one week area. So Paul encouraged us to... Put on …

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Our Secret Source of Power

This is adapted from a sermon based on Judges 16 In every legend, the story of every hero or villain, there is always a source of power that can be discovered and exploited. For Superman, it's kryptonite. For Zurg (Toy Story), it was the double AA battery (or so Buzz thought). …

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You Can Be A Miracle

“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”—1 Peter 1:7 Tests come daily! God never tempts us to sin, but He allows various …

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God’s Will For Every Believer

"For this is the will of God, even your sanctification... For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness." (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 7)It's very easy to get caught up in the pursuit of something secondary to God's great purpose for us as believers. We constantly face …

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In An Eveningtide

“And it came to pass in an eveningtide that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself… And David sent messengers, and took her.”—2 Samuel 11:2, 4 King David was at the peak of success. He had …

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Overcoming Temptation

Temptation. This one word encompasses all of the greatest threats to a consistent and successful Christian walk. Let it be known that you cannot resist temptation. That is, temptation will always be a part of your life. But you can refuse to give into it in the power of …

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