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Spiritual Warfare Is Serious

Spiritual Warfare Is Serious

When the messenger addressed Daniel, he instructed him to “consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up” (10:11). In other words, Daniel needed to “listen-up.” And so do you and I. We need to pay attention, not only to God’s Word, but
to this very serious aspect of prayer. We

Integrity: Don’t Leave Home Without It

It seems with each passing day we are sinking a little deeper into the quicksand of cultural collapse. For those of us who, like Daniel, seek to live in the world but not of the world, what is the single most important attribute we need as we strive to influence the culture in a positive

Ridiculous Faith: The Faithful Hand of God

Promise: “I will pursue you with goodness and mercy.” … who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions… — Hebrews 11:33 Several years ago, along with our church’s media team, I was coproducing and hosting What’s Your Story?, a cable TV program. This show about inspiring stories

be doers of the word and not hearers only

Models of Faith in a Hostile Society

There is no single correct way for how God’s people should respond to a culture hostile to faith. In the Old Testament, God called the Israelites to develop their own society. He designed laws to keep out pagan influences. But He sent New Testament followers into the world to impact unbelieving cultures. As we reflect

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord

Bowing to God Alone

The Bible calls us to obey earthly authorities (Romans 13:1-7). But it also holds up examples of godly people who resisted human orders that violated God’s commands (Acts 4:13-22). There is no simple formula to relieve this tension; the inherent conflict requires us to rely on God rather than on a list of dos and

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