Be Strong, Put On, Take Up, Stand Firm... A continuing study of Spiritual Warfare looking at the Armor of God.
Deceiver, Destroyer, Ruler... All names of a foe you need to be aware of!
God is our ultimate Father. He loves us, provides for us and shows us compassion. He has given us as fathers, many responsibilities regarding our wives and children.
Spiritual warfare - know God's will and be aware of Satan's lies!
There is an invisible world, and we are in an invisible war. Our enemies are not physical, they are spiritual.
Paul loved the believers in Thessalonica; he couldn't return to visit them, so he wrote this letter. He has exhorted and encouraged them; now he 'farewells' them with a prayer, a few final thoughts, ending with a reminder for them to never lose sight of God's grace.
As he concludes his letter to the church in Thessalonica, Paul gives them practical advice. It's as good now as it was then. These gems of truth go to the very heart of our spiritual foundation and actions. The closer you look, the more you'll see.
Church leaders are feeling pressure today: Covid-19 affects all of us, and Satan will use it to divide Christians. Elders 'shepherd the flock of God,' but as one pastor put it, sheep bite! How can we keep peace in an angry world? This advice is especially needed in these times.
God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble.
The Day of the Lord is prophesied in the Old Testament - a time of God's wrath, and blessing. When does this period of time begin, and how long does it last? How should it affect our lives today?