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Archive for January 2017

AT WAR — Six Verbs

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Spiritual warfare takes place on three relational battlefields.  My relationship to others; my relationship to God; and my relationship with circumstances.  1 Peter 5:5-10 tells us the contents and attitude of the soul that utterly depends on God and not self for direction and ultimate victory.  While the world tells us exalting ourselves is the way to win in life, Peter learned and teaches a different lesson.

At War: Blood and Guts

Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Some people don't do well with blood... and guts.  They like to keep things on the surface.  Warning... this message contains some spiritual blood and guts.  This isn't surface, this is warfare.  Humility...

At War — Jesus, Who Are You?

Monday, January 9th, 2017
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People often think of spiritual warfare as supernatural paranormal manifestations.  But more often than not, it is very 'earthy'.  In John 8 Jesus tears the mask off of an earthy argument with the Pharisees to reveal the spiritual warfare beneath.  They claim to be children of Abraham and children of God, but Jesus reveals through their purpose and life action a different spiritual heritage. What does your purpose and life action reveal?  Who are you Jesus... to me?


Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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The Christmas season followed upon by New Years day is a mixed bag of feelings and focus.  Christmas looks back at Christ's birth; New Years looks ahead at what needs to change in the year to come.  In 2 Timothy 2:1-4 Paul uses the illustration of soldiering to compel Timothy toward discipleship.  In this "At War" series, we look to God's Word to fight the good fight in 2017.  But we do so in the hope, peace, joy, and love of Christmas!  Hope, peace, joy, love, and war!  They go together!

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