Month: December 2018

  • Writing With Purpose

    Writing With Purpose

    New Testament authors did not write history for history’s sake. They wanted to make sure people knew Jesus and received salvation through faith as a result. They wanted their readers to have confidence and certainty in their faith.

  • Spiritual Warfare XVIII: Concluding Thoughts

    Spiritual Warfare XVIII: Concluding Thoughts

    Spiritual warfare may not seem like it should be part of the Christmas message. However, Satan does not care about our calendar. He will attack whenever it is convenient for him. Life and hardship continue in spite of Christmas. In fact, we cannot remove Satan or the demonic from the Christmas story.

  • Spiritual Warfare XVII: The Necessity of Faith

    Spiritual Warfare XVII: The Necessity of Faith

    Spiritual warfare cannot be merely a pastime or activity. It must be a lifestyle. However, it is not a lifestyle of looking for demons lurking around every corner or hiding beneath every rock. It is about walking by faith moment by moment, ready to stand with Jesus against the wiles of Satan whenever necessary. The key lesson of Matthew 17:14–20 is our need to walk in faith and saturate our lives in prayer.

  • Spiritual Warfare XVI: Perseverance and Watchfulness

    Spiritual Warfare XVI: Perseverance and Watchfulness

    We need to keep our spiritual eyes open, watching to discern the spiritual climate. Where is God moving in our lives and our world? Where is Satan seeking to interrupt God’s will? What are the great needs to advance God’s kingdom right now?

  • Spiritual Warfare XV: Thanksgiving, Prayer, and Spiritual Warfare

    Spiritual Warfare XV: Thanksgiving, Prayer, and Spiritual Warfare

    All prayer, especially spiritual warfare, should include thanksgiving. We should thank God for what He has already done in the past, who His is, what He is able to accomplish, and His promises. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.