We constantly find ourselves captivated by a whole lot of things. There’s a seemingly endless bunch of stuff that we become absolutely fascinated with and fixated upon, sometimes to the point that we’re held in some sort of riveted hypnotic trance. A lot of times we’re kind of like mesmerized moths who find ourselves irresistibly drawn to some sort of light, whatever that...
Author: Craig Lounsbrough
Dr. Jerry Wilkinson are expert teachers in spiritual warfare. Spiritual warfare is an essential component of our discipleship. We must recognize our authority in Christ, know our enemy and his wiles, resist temptation and walk in purity. This 12-week series of lessons and group discussion questions is an outstanding resource for a church or small group.
Type: Bible Study
Identify 19 possible motives that trigger your porn consumption. This is a guest post for Covenant Eyes written by Brad Hambrick . Often triggers and motive are treated as two distinct things, and there are differences. But those differences are more akin to two sides of the same coin than apples and oranges. In this post we’ll examine the things that trigger your sexual...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
Lessons from the life of David teach us how to live as people "after God's own heart."
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
Can you believe that your thinking can dynamically impact your physical, spiritual and emotional health? As a Christian neuroscientist, this information is transformational. We cannot afford not to ”bring all thoughts into captivity to Christ Jesus (2nd Corinthians 10:5)! Proverbs 23:7:"What man thinks is what he really is." The above statistics concerning the impact of...
Author: Caroline Leaf
Topic: Disease & Sickness
Understanding the Neuroscience Behind Online Harems A wife who stumbles on the Internet tracks of her husband’s porn tour is often shocked at the number of images and videos in this cyber harem. Why so many? Why so varied?People, and even some scientific studies, have offered simplistic answers to explain the depth and breadth of a man’s cyber trough, but the real reasons...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
As we celebrate Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I want to offer up five significant thoughts about what the resurrection of Jesus Christ provides to us. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is far more significant than any other event in history. While most people tend to give more attention to Christmas, I've always felt that the resurrection was of greater importance....
Author: Tom Terry
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Evangelism
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