Monthly Archives: October 2012

Laying Aside and Putting On

Consider these admonitions from the New Testament: “Let us lay aside the deeds of darkness…and put on the armor of light.” (Rom 13:12) “In reference to your former way of life, lay aside the old self…and put on the new … Continue reading

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The Tug of Sin’s Power

We have all heard the story of how baby elephants are trained.  A chain is placed around the baby elephant’s foot and attached to an iron stake driven into the ground.  The young elephant pulls at the chain but does … Continue reading

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A Thick Wet Blanket

How many times have you heard something along these lines?  “He says things that are controversial.  He sometimes stretches the interpretation to make a point.  I don’t always agree with what he says.  But, at least, he is preaching from … Continue reading

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The Exchanged Life

When our preaching wanders into the realm of motivational speaking, we play right into Satan’s hand by delivering a less than complete gospel message.  When our teaching takes the form of self-help pop psychology delivering ten steps to a better … Continue reading

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A Message of Confusion

Both Jesus and the apostles stressed the central need for unity within the Christian community.  Satan, on the other hand – having lost the war already and still losing individual battles every time someone joins God’s kingdom – is focused … Continue reading

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A Good Name

Prosperity teachers, name-it-claim-it theology, and the word of faith movement have all combined to give the power of words a bad name.  But words do carry power.  We believe the written Word of God carries supernatural power.  And we empower … Continue reading

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Kindling for the Fire

Let me introduce you to a new book by Dwight Edwards titled, Kindling for the Fire.  Here is an excerpt from the Introduction: “Fire. There are many pictures used for God in the bible – rock, water, wind, fortress, refuge, … Continue reading

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