Dear Roger, A friend told me that Demons rule over nations. Is that right? Sincerely, Quinn Dear Quinn, Yes, your friend is right. According to the Bible, every nation has one or more demons assigned to wreak havoc on the people in that nation. It is fair to say that every nation also has more than one angel who seeks to bring prosperity to that nation. A tremendous...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
The Greek word for "royal" translates as "support of/to the people". It's a title of service and humility. Not how we typically think of royalty. This is then tied to the idea of priesthood. The priests care for the relationship between God and the people. The priest assures the people that God is with them. The priest grasps the destructiveness, and he brokenness of sin, and...
Speaker: Seth Kreimeyer-Kelly
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-9, Leviticus 21:16-23, Deuteronomy 20:1-4, Numbers 35:6-6
Spiritual oppression is like microbial contamination. Elisha and Gehazi had a glimpse into the invisible war between God and Satan. We know from the Bible that Satan and his demons were once exalted, now fallen. They are powerful but limited, active but defeated. Be encouraged of God's power, aware of Satan's schemes and prepared to fight spiritual battles. Sermon one from...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 2 Kings 6:15-17, 2 Corinthians 2:11, 1 John 3:8, Romans 16:20, Romans 18:31-39
Topic: Satan and Temptation
The recent spate of terrorism employed by ISIS has scared the liver out of people around the world, it’s barbarism even chilling the blood. Numerous Christians have weighed-in on the problem. And emotions run hot on all sides, sometimes to over-boiling. Social media sites are ablaze with opinions, laments, and outrage. Some are clamoring, “Off with their heads! Spare none...
Author: Frank Viola
Children need us to be strong and confident in the Lord. We cannot impart what we don't possess. If the parents are not experiencing freedom in Christ, they will have a difficult, if not impossible time helping their children experience freedom from Satan’s oppression in their young lives. Let's examine from a parental perspective the most definitive passage in the New...
Author: Neil Anderson
The number of very large churches continues to increase, as our graphic dramatically illustrates. And within that group, the biggest churches continue to get bigger. In the past I’ve written about everything from sanctuary sizes (very few new ones over 5,000) to the first megachurch (start with Pentecost when “about 3,000” were converted, per Acts 2:41) to global megachurches...
Author: Warren Bird
You can beat temptation. Satan's tests us to meet our needs in an illegitimate way, to use power for personal gain, and to de-throne the Lord of our lives. From Eve to Christ we see Satan's battle plan. He is a defeated foe. Preached at Fellowship Church. From www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Matthew 4:1-4, Psalm 91, 1 John 2:16
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
We are carry an internal tension that’s associated with our appetites. We struggle desperately because we all want MORE. When we talk about our appetites, we immediately think about food or hunger, but there are a lot of different human appetites. There’s food and sex and….I’m sure there are a lot more! For me, I’m just looking through the lens of a guy because that’s all I’ve...
Author: Andy Stanley
Jesus delivered the Gadarene demoniac from a life of torment and desolation. Instead of rejoicing over Jesus' power and the man's deliverance, the Gadarenes were angry because they lost their "pig income" and paid dearly for his healing. How far are we willing to go to help the hurting around us?
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Mark 8
Pig business: The story of Jesus and the Gadarene demoniac poses many questions regarding demonization. Is demonization for real? What might a demonic attack look like? Can Christians be demon possessed? How can I help from being oppressed? If I sense I am under a demonic attack, what should I do? How can I protect myself from future demonic attacks?
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Luke 10:17-20, Acts 8:5-8, Acts 16:16-18, 1 Peter 1:13, 1 Peter 5:7