Tag: religion

3 Ways to Know You are in Satan’s Crosshairs

Christian, you have a real enemy. He is a spiritual enemy, waging spiritual war, and he can only be defeated with spiritual weaponry. Your enemy is not flesh and blood, but Satan himself, the accuser of man. He hates you. And he will do everything in his power to ruin you. Satan has millennia of warfare under his belt. And…

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Don’t Rush the Waiting

What if waiting on God produces something within you that quick relief could never produce? What if the purpose of the pain is not in the deliverance, but in the waiting itself? What if the greatest promises of God are not to be experienced on the other side of the mountain, but in the thick of the valley on your way there?

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Christmas Reflections from Sutherland Springs – Birth, Death, Hope, & Joy

This post comes from guest blogger, Pastor Kevin Cornelius. Kevin pastors First Baptist Church of Karnes City, TX which is about 30 miles from Sutherland Springs, where earlier this year the deadliest church shooting on US soil ravaged an entire community. It’s Christmas Eve, and all I can think of is that I have been involved with so many funerals…

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“I’m Offended” – Choosing Cultivation over Ventilation

As a side effect of our Western love affair with personal autonomy, American emotions have become increasingly fragile. A few months ago I heard someone jokingly say, “Good morning, America. What can I be offended about today?” Social media has given every person a public platform. But instead of using our platforms for culture-cultivation, our sin-scarred hearts (Jeremiah 17:9) are…

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Victory in Southerland Springs

(5) I called to the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me and put me in a spacious place. (6) The Lord is for me; I will not be afraid. What can a mere mortal do to me? (7) The Lord is my helper, therefore, I will look in triumph on those who hate me. (Psalm 118:5-7, CSB) To those children of God who called…

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