Who made David do what he did?

Late in David’s life, he make a foolish and sinful decision.  You would expect a man to mature with age and his decision-making to become more God-honoring the older he gets, and in some regards, that was the way David lived.  But not on this day.  As David prepared to transition the kingdom of Israel […]

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Grab bag

“When Your World Caves In” (Paul Levy) — a sober reminder of the cost of sin in general and the cost (and protection against) sexual sin in particular:  “Recently I’ve spent some time with two friends who were in ministry but have fallen morally and so now find themselves out of a job that they loved, […]

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What do you know about Satan?

If we are not careful, it is easy to be duped into adopting the world’s caricature of Satan — he is a mischievous cartoonish red character with a pitchfork, horns, and a spiked tail who desires us to do wrong, but probably shouldn’t be considered as wholly evil.  He is someone to be laughed at […]

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Satan and sin — two defeated foes

Many believers live day-to-day in discouragement and even despair over their sin.  They erringly believe that they cannot escape their sin.  They rightly believe that there is forgiveness and cleansing for every sin, but they wrongly believe that their sinful habits and patterns cannot change. In Colossians 2, Paul articulates two glorious truths for the […]

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You are in a spiritual battle

You are in a spiritual battle — be aware of the wartime realities. Despite all that Christ has done, the battle against Satan’s influences still rages.  That’s why Paul says in Ephesians 6, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that […]

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How Satan tempts

His name means “adversary.”  He is a slanderer, a liar, and a deceiver.  He lives to lead people astray from the truth.  He is crafty and cunning in all He does.  Just as Christ is trustworthy in all that He does, so Satan is untrustworthy in all that he does. But how does Satan tempt […]

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