Our Nemesis and His Many Tricks

Matthew 10:24-25 ESV “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.” We, as … Continue reading Our Nemesis and His Many Tricks

When Enemies from Within Attack

Psalms 59:1-2 NIV “Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me. Deliver me from evildoers and save me from those who are after my blood.” Who are our enemies? Primarily our enemy is Satan and his evil forces, but we have human enemies, too, some of whom … Continue reading When Enemies from Within Attack

Death and Funeral of Freedom

2 Corinthians 10:2-5 ESV “I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. … Continue reading Death and Funeral of Freedom

We’re Making a Difference

Make Room for Us 2 Corinthians 7:2-4 ESV “Make room in your hearts for us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one. I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to … Continue reading We’re Making a Difference

Bow the Knee

Luke 11:14-16 ESV “Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. But some of them said, ‘He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,’ while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven.” … Continue reading Bow the Knee

Confident Assurance

Job, A Righteous Man Summary Job, chapters 1-18 Job was a righteous man, blameless and upright before God. He was one who feared God, and who turned away from evil. But one day, when Satan presented himself before the Lord, the Lord asked him if he had considered the Lord’s servant Job. Satan responded to … Continue reading Confident Assurance

Enable Your Servants

Summary of Acts 4:1-22 Peter and John, apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ, were publicly speaking to the people, proclaiming Jesus Christ crucified and having risen from the dead. But, the Sadducees, who did not believe in the resurrection of the dead, and the priests, and the captain of the temple were annoyed with the … Continue reading Enable Your Servants

They’ll Call You Crazy

Jesus said that in the same way he was treated when he was on this earth, so will we be treated, IF we follow HIM. He said that as they hated and persecuted him, so they will hate and persecute us (Matt. 5:10-12; Matt. 10:16-25; Matt. 24:9-14; Lu. 6:22; Lu. 21:12-17; Jn. 15:18-20; Jn. 17:14). … Continue reading They’ll Call You Crazy

Trampled Underfoot

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who would not listen to what you said, but who decided what you meant, without discussion, and then went on to blast you with all kinds of false accusations? Did this person attack you personally, making false assumptions about your intentions, your character, and the meanings of … Continue reading Trampled Underfoot

Persevering

2 Corinthians 6:3-10 ESV We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine … Continue reading Persevering