Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
Christians Give In Too Easily to the Devil in Spiritual Warfare
In his book Fuzzy Memories, Jack Handey writes: There used to be this bully who would demand my lunch money every day. Since I was smaller, I would give it to him. Then I decided to fight back. I started taking karate lessons. But
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on May 25, 2010
My youngest grandson had a birthday party not too long back. It was a pirate party so all his mates came dressed in pirate gear - eye-patches, head scarves, etc. At the door we presented every pirate with a plastic blow-up sword, which looked good but caused no damage at all. They wielded their
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 26, 2009
Battle Dress for Spiritual Warfare
Marine recruits were each issued a service bag filled with clothing, in addition to a rifle, a cartridge belt, a bayonet, and a heavy steel helmet. Since those just arriving on base did not know how to care for themselves, recruits were also issued basic supplies
PRAYING THE ARMOR OF GOD
This is a prayer I shared with our congregation after teaching a series on Spiritual Warfare based upon an exposition of Ephesians 6:10-18.
"Good morning, Lord. It’s going to be a great day because I am preparing to win spiritual battles for Your glory and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
PRAYER AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE
"Life is war. That’s not all it is. But it is always that. Our weakness in prayer is owing largely to our neglect of this truth. Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie-talkie for the mission of the church as it advances against the powers of darkness and unbelief. It
It is amazing how we can focus on things that don’t matter and neglect the most important things in life. We need to learn how to choose our battles better. Leonard Ravenhill said it
Satan tempts us in three separate ways according to I John 2:15-16:
"The lust of the flesh is the desire to DO something apart from the will of God.
The lust of the eyes is the desire to HAVE something apart from the will of God.
The pride of life is the desire to BE something apart from
Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 11, 2002
In warfare, there is always an objective. In many wars, the objective is land. For example, in the Middle East, Israel and the Palestinians are fighting because they both want to have the same land. In Afghanistan we’re fighting because we want to destroy the power base of terrorism. Hitler fought
Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 17, 2009
David Powlison wrote in his book Power Encounters that “Spiritual warfare with the power of evil is a matter of consistently and repeatedly turning from
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 20, 2000
Henry Ward Beecher was one of the great preachers of the 19th Century. He was ill one Sunday, so a substitute pastor walked up to the pulpit as the worship service began. Seeing that Dr. Beecher would not be speaking that day, a number of people got up and headed for the door. The substitute
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2005
The courage of Civil War leader Stonewall Jackson in the midst of conflict can be a lesson for the believer. Historian Mark Brimsley wrote,
“A battlefield is a deadly place, even for generals; and it would be naive to suppose Jackson never felt the animal fear of all beings exposed to wounds
The roof of the church hall of a little Swiss church, at the turn of the 20th century, was falling down. So the members of the church held regular prayer meetings in the hall after the service to pray for funds to repair the roof .
There was an old man, known to be very tight with his money,
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
In Saudi Arabia today, millions of Muslims are observing the festival of Eid al-Adha. In this festival, Muslim pilgrims will pass 3 pillars. These pillars represent the Devil. All of the pilgrims there will take turns throwing stones at those pillars. In the past 20 years, over 3200 Muslims
b. The largest church in the world is David Yonngi Cho’s church in South Korea which numbers over 800,000 people. It is know for it’s “Power Evangelism model of prayer and miracles.” He adds, “Healing has always played a major role in Cho’s church. Spiritual warfare through prayer has
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
"WALK IN THE SPIRIT" DEFINED
For example, the students of Aristotle were known as the Peripatetics because of their habit of following the philosopher around from place to place as he dispensed his teachings. In Paul’s vocabulary, to "walk in the Spirit" or be "led by the Spirit" means to go
Those who share Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior begin to become as magnets to those who share the same intimate relationship. While humans range from "new" to "elder," there is still a feeling of familiarity in those who gather together to worship in spirit and in truth.
A sense somewhat
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
THE BROOM AND THE WATER
In his Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan describes Interpreter’s house, which Pilgrim entered during the course of his journey to the Celestial City. The parlor of the house was completely covered with dust, and when a man took a broom and started to sweep, he and the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 19, 2006
"There is also a mimetic aspect to the sufferings of Christ. Peter tells us that Christ in His passion left us an example to follow in His steps (I Pet.2:21).
The Bible makes it clear, however, that pain and suffering are not to be sought after for their own sake. That would indicate a
Contributed by Dan Jackson on Jul 3, 2006
A. W. Tozer pastored in the city of Chicago for many years. On one occasion when a new minister arrived in Chicago, Tozer called him and described the difficulty and spiritual warfare involved in pastoring is such a city. He said, “If you ever want to pray with me, I’m at the lakeside every morning
Contributed by Matt Neace on Oct 5, 2018
Describing the new movie, Venom, Greg Morse writes:
He was a journalist once. Eddie Brock investigated corruption, fought on behalf of the oppressed, and tried to make a difference in the world. He was trying to take down evil - until he was "taken" by it.
An alien, a symbiote, a hungry