The Bible describes Satan as: Mat 6:13 – The evil one Mat 12:24 - The prince of demons Mat 13:38-39 – The enemy John 8:44 – A murderer, liar, father of liars John 12:31 – The ruler of this world 2Co 4:4 – The god of this world Eph 2:2 – The prince of power … Continue reading What to do about Satan
A few years ago when I decided I needed to lose weight (truthfully, I am at that point again), I decided to try a high protein - low carb diet for a few days. After a two days, I was beginning to tell a difference. On day three, a minister friend called and asked about … Continue reading Satan Provides
The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water." Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here." The woman answered him, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You are right in saying, 'I have … Continue reading Being a Friend
Peter says, "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world." (1Pe 5:8-9). Our enemy knows our tendencies, do we know his? Satan knows … Continue reading Knowing the Enemy’s Method
If you have followed this blog for sometime, you might have seen this back in 2009. I pulled it from the archives and used it as the basis of the lesson Sunday night at Central. Since it was well received, I thought I would share it as a follow-up to yesterday's post. In true Late … Continue reading Imitating Satan
As Christians, we need to know our enemy. Your enemy is not others in your congregation that you had a disagreement with. Your enemy is not the church down the road. Our enemy is not the people across the political aisle. The enemy is Satan - the devil. Starting today and for a few posts that … Continue reading Knowing the Enemy
With our last thoughts on What Destroys Churches we come to what may not only be the most dangerous, but also the easiest for us to fall prey too. If this danger describes us, then we can fall prey to persecution. If this characteristic is ours, we open ourselves up to the manipulation of false … Continue reading What Destroys Churches: Indifference
This morning the radio personalities shared a report of the death of a paparazzi who was pursuing a certain celebrity. Sixteen years ago paparazzi shared some blame when their chase for the million dollar picture resulted in the death of an international celebrity. Students are finishing school without the necessary tools (education) to compete in … Continue reading The Issue Answered
This year we began a series on Wednesday evenings on Resisting the Devil. We are learning that we can resist the devil and he will run from us. We are learning about temptation and his methodology. We are learning to say,"No, get behind me, Satan." This class is empowering us to draw nearer to God … Continue reading If I Were the Devil . . .
I am not a runner, I have friends who are. I used to run up and down a basketball court and for a while I ran bleachers to keep in shape. Now a local orthopedic doctor tells me that that is no longer a good idea. I am supposed to keep to walking and build … Continue reading What Weighs You Down?