Tag Archives: sword of the Spirit

fight the good fight

So if we are not called to conquer and fix the world, if we are not called to hate and fight our enemies, then where exactly is our fight? Take a moment to read and meditate upon the armor of … Continue reading

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the dynamic union of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit

Recently I began reading the latest book by Pastor J. D. Greear (lead pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC). Having read some of his previous books and listened to some of his teachings on audio, I have high … Continue reading

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the books all men need …

The books all men need to be concerned with … yes, there’s more than one but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. You may have noticed in the post what the books you read reveal … on Saturday that the … Continue reading

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get into God’s Word and God’s Word will get into you

I recently came across this sentence in a book I am reading by Mark Batterson, “If we get into God’s Word, God’s Word will get into us.”  Note in the following passages what Jesus said: So Jesus said to the … Continue reading

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what a sermon finale!

After the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples at Pentecost, Peter delivered a sermon or message to many Jews from many different nations.  The content of that 5-10 minute message is found in Acts 2:14-36. And while the … Continue reading

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God’s gift of Scripture

When I was a kid, my dad had a sign in his workshop that read … WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, READ THE DIRECTIONS.  Oftentimes, I think we approach our Christianity in much the same manner.  Except, quite frequently rather than … Continue reading

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God’s responsive reminder

Sunday morning before going to church I wrote the post ‘Anticipation, longing and anxiety.’  Later that morning as we worshiped in song before the Lord and right between two songs, the following words of Jesus from Matthew 6 appeared on the big … Continue reading

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