Spiritual Warfare 7: Our Great Redeemer (Sunday Selah)

Spiritual Warfare Day 7: Our Great Redeemer (Sunday Selah) In an atmosphere of continual conflict, the most unhelpful thing believers can do is focus on our own efforts to the neglect of the gospel. As Robert Murray McCheyne once wrote, "For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ." We must devote our hearts, minds, and souls to knowing and loving our Redeemer.  When we anxiously await union with the One…

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Spiritual Warfare 6: Weekly Thoughts

Spiritual Warfare Day 6: Weekly Thoughts We have spent this week considering the biblical concept of spiritual warfare. In doing so, we have asked and answered a series of critical questions that can help us understand how to live boldly for Christ in a world rife with conflict and opportunities for compromise: What is spiritual warfare and why does it matter? Who are our rivals in spiritual war?Whose army are we fighting for…

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Spiritual Warfare 5: Our Relief in Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare Day 5: Our Relief in Spiritual Warfare Talking about war, particularly after the past few years of chaos and uncertainty, is not comfortable. We all are desperately longing for peace in our hearts, our families, our communities, our nation, and our world. Preparation for intense conflict with no foreseeable end inevitably makes us anxious. We cannot help but ask, When will this end? Will we ever be able to rest? …

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Spiritual Warfare 4: Our Rationale and Readiness for Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare Day 4: Our Rationale and Readiness for Spiritual Warfare We have established that we are, at this very moment, at war. Our rivals, the devil and his army of demons, are advancing swiftly and seeking means to knock down our defences. The Lord and His heavenly army are at our side to resist the devil’s schemes and strengthen us for battle. But now we are left with two central questions:…

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Spiritual Warfare 3: Our Resistance

Spiritual Warfare Day 3: Our Resistance If the devil and his demonic forces are constantly after us, we would be wise to take a close look at the resistance army fighting alongside us. The Bible often reminds us that, as the people of God, we have angels surrounding us and the Holy Spirit living within us—essentially, all of Heaven is on the side of the believer. What a comfort to know that…

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Spiritual Warfare 2: Our Rivals

Spiritual Warfare Day 2: Our Rivals Now that we have established the fact that we are—at this very moment—engaged in a critical spiritual war, the most obvious question we must answer is Who are our rivals? What image comes to mind when you think of the devil? Perhaps you picture a horned jester clothed in red who sits on our shoulders to tempt us into bad choices. Or maybe you imagine some…

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Spiritual Warfare 1: The Redefinition of Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare Day 1: The Redefinition of Spiritual Warfare You may have heard Christian teachers throw out the term “spiritual warfare” and wondered what they were talking about. It is not something we typically take great care to define. Some may think, Well, that's obvious. Spiritual warfare is the battle between good and evil, or God and Satan. Both of these definitions are technically correct; but they are certainly not comprehensive, nor…

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Spiritual Warfare 7: Our Great Redeemer (Sunday Selah)

Spiritual Warfare Day 7: Our Great Redeemer (Sunday Selah) In an atmosphere of continual conflict, the most unhelpful thing believers can do is focus on our own efforts to the neglect of the gospel. As Robert Murray McCheyne once wrote, "For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ." We must devote our hearts, minds, and souls to knowing and loving our Redeemer.  When we anxiously await union with the One…

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Spiritual Warfare 6: Weekly Thoughts

Spiritual Warfare Day 6: Weekly Thoughts We have spent this week considering the biblical concept of spiritual warfare. In doing so, we have asked and answered a series of critical questions that can help us understand how to live boldly for Christ in a world rife with conflict and opportunities for compromise: What is spiritual warfare and why does it matter? Who are our rivals in spiritual war?Whose army are we fighting for…

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Spiritual Warfare 5: Our Relief in Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare Day 5: Our Relief in Spiritual Warfare Talking about war, particularly after the past few years of chaos and uncertainty, is not comfortable. We all are desperately longing for peace in our hearts, our families, our communities, our nation, and our world. Preparation for intense conflict with no foreseeable end inevitably makes us anxious. We cannot help but ask, When will this end? Will we ever be able to rest? …

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