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Spiritual Warfare 3

Spiritual Warfare 3

  ‘The Lord disciplines those he loves…’  Hebrews 12:6 NLT It’s important to know when you’re under attack—and when you’re not. One writer says: ‘There’s a tendency among Christians to view anything unpleasant as spiritual warfare, rather than admit we’re reaping what ...

Joy Ferdiz

November 15th, 2013

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Spiritual Warfare 2

Spiritual Warfare 2

  ‘Our struggle is…against…spiritual forces…’     Ephesians 6:12 NAS   When the first plane hit the World Trade Center in September 2001, people thought it was accidental. When another plane hit, and we knew New York was under attack. Dr. Robert Jeffress says: ...

Joy Ferdiz

November 14th, 2013

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Spiritual Warfare 1

Spiritual Warfare 1

  ‘The weapons we fight with…demolish strongholds.’   2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV   In Bible times when an attack was launched against a city, a first strategy was to bring in a battering ram, demolish the gates and defeat the inhabitants. Today you are at war with ...

Joy Ferdiz

November 13th, 2013

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Kindness

Kindness

  ‘…What does the Lord require of you…to love kindness…’    Micah 6:8 NAS   Every day we miss opportunities to be kind because we’re in such a big hurry. One author writes, ‘When I treat people as obstacles, or a means to getting things done, I become a smaller ...

Joy Ferdiz

November 12th, 2013

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What You Learn in Tough Times

What You Learn in Tough Times

‘…Problems and trials…are good for us…’  Romans 5:3 TLB We all want ‘…the crown of life…’ the Lord promised (James 1:12 NKJV)—but we don’t want the ‘problems and trials’ that develop ‘strength of character in us’ (Romans 5:4 NLT). But it can’t be done. Here’s what you learn ...

Lyn Balasico

November 11th, 2013

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Handling Temptation

Handling Temptation

‘Keep your heart with all diligence…’  Proverbs 4:23 NKJV We all have our battlegrounds; in some cases they’re things we surrendered to years ago that now lurk in our innermost thoughts: like the urge to go back to old destructive habits. That’s why the Scriptures warn, ...

cmo

November 11th, 2013

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A Notable Woman or Man

A Notable Woman or Man

‘…Elisha went to Shunem, where there was a notable woman…’ 2 Kings 4:8 NKJV The Bible says:‘…Elisha went to Shunem, where there was a notable woman, and she persuaded him to eat some food. So it was, as often as he passed by, he would turn in there to eat some food. And she ...

cmo

November 11th, 2013

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A Judgmental Spirit (6)

A Judgmental Spirit (6)

‘…You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.’ Luke 9:55 NKJV One day Jesus went into a Samaritan village and was not well received. So the disciples said, ‘Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?’ (Hard core ...

Joy Ferdiz

November 8th, 2013

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A Self-Seeking Spirit (5)

A Self-Seeking Spirit (5)

‘A dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest.’ Luke 9:46 NKJV The Bible says: ‘Then a dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by Him, and said ...

Joy Ferdiz

November 7th, 2013

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An Undiscerning Spirit (4)

An Undiscerning Spirit (4)

‘…And You say, “Who touched Me?”’ Luke 8:45 NKJV One day a chronically ill woman who had been bleeding for 12 years pushed her way through the crowd and touched the hem of Jesus’ garment. And immediately she was healed. ‘“Who touched me?” Jesus asked.When they all denied it,

Joy Ferdiz

November 6th, 2013

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