ALL Christians face spiritual warfare. Some may not be aware of who actually is opposing them, and they end up taking offense and despising the people they ought to love. If we are not wise and equipped with minds renewed daily upon God’s Word we are easy prey to our enemy’s schemes and will believe … More Our Real Enemy
Picture yourself walking along a rocky shore wearing high heels — almost impossible right? When someone is involved in betrayal or hidden sin of some sort, this is a good way to describe the feelings of those close to them. If you are facing the known or very real possibility that your spouse, a child, or … More High Heels on the Rocks
With the freedom and secrecy of the internet, sexual addiction has taken over as one of the killers today, and the church is not exempt. The problem with pornography is that it perverts something God intends for good. The hormones God placed within us for pleasure becomes a snare when stimulated wrongly. It is true, … More Gateway Drugs
God is so smart, He cannot be fooled, nor can we out-smart Him. As our Creator, He knows us inside and out. Because of His great love for us, He warns us many times in scripture to not become idolaters. By that I mean, a pleasure-seeker. We are reminded that the fulfilled and joyful life … More Self Pleasure
Remember the children’s story, The Emperor’s New Clothes? Published in 1837 by Hans Christian Andersen, it is one of my favorite stories in revealing aspects of human nature; the fear of man (aka peer pressure), hypocrisy, and the going along with the crowd mentality. People tend to want to avoid conflict and have others think highly … More Forgive and Forget?
Habitual sin (aka addiction) is consuming people everywhere. We live in an addicted society. In biblical terms, we would describe this as bondage to an idol in the heart. Something that has been given a place and taken hold in the person’s life to where they feel helpless to become free. The goods news is … More Free Indeed!
“Sin will take you farther than you ever want to go…” Satan deceives… Christ restores. Then he steals… Christ gives. Satan kills… Christ gives life. Satan destroys… Christ recreates. The Deceiver hates… Christ loves. (John 10:10) David lusted… sin committed. Guilt and shame… has to blame. Tempted further… next was murder. Took the wife… tried … More Do Not Be Deceived