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The Way Back

13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.,1 Corinthians 10:13

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The Way Back

Cornelis Plantinga, Jr., in his book, Beyond Doubt, writes that, ‘People tend to make two mistakes when they think about the redeemed life. The first is to underestimate the sin that remains in us; it’s still there and it can still hurt us. The second is to underestimate the strength of God’s grace; God is […]

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There is a Way Out

13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.,1 Corinthians 10:13

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There is a Way Out

G. K. Chesterton once received a request from a newspaper to write an essay on the topic, ‘What’s wrong with the world?’ He replied in an exceedingly short letter of response, ‘I am.’ Sincerely yours, G.K. Chesterton. Chesterton acknowledges that the world itself is affected by our flaws. ‘The circle of life’ is in some […]

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Praying Changes Our Affections

18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,Ephesians 6:18

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Our ‘Not-So’ Secret Resource

A great military disaster of the early Middle Ages was the defeat of the Knights of Charlemagne in the approach to a narrow defile in the Pyrenees. It is narrated in the ‘Song of Roland’. What makes the story so poignant is that the defeat was unnecessary. Roland, the commander of Charlemagne’s rear guard, could […]

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Spiritual Warfare: Our Enemy

11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly […]

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The Enemy

The New Testament view of the Christian is not only does he live in full joy of being God’s child, he needs to live in full armor as a soldier in the army of Jesus and he is going to be in the front line of the army as it makes advance in the world […]

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Putting on the Armor of Faith

Paul began the letter of Ephesians by unfolding God’s purpose, conceived in a past eternity before the foundation of the world, to create a single new human race through the death and resurrection of Christ and ultimately to unite the whole church and the whole creation under Christ’s headship. He has emphasized that the old […]

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