The shortest verse on spiritual warfare

James 4:7 must be the shortest verse in the Bible on fighting the Devil. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (ESV) Although we as human beings rank significantly below the demonic realm in strength and power (although not in the ‘image of God’ sense!), we […]

I need a good friend and you need me to be a good friend

We are simply too selfish (Pro 18:1), too limited in understanding (Pro 18:2), and too foolish (Pro 12:15) to think we can go through life without some serious input from some good friends. The first obvious benefit of having some good friends is spiritual growth. Just like your physical body doesn’t grow when some of […]

Praying the Bible

Some of the least recognised, but profoundly impactful, especially over time, ministry of some pastors has been the public prayers during worship services. This reflects a heritage of the importance of public prayers in the lives of believers. The book of Psalms is the Bible’s way of modelling the relevance of public prayers to those […]

Romans 12:21 The battle of good VS evil is yours!

Mankind has often thought of religion as a battle between good and evil. The idea goes something like this: God (or some of the gods) are good and try to do good at all times. Others (mankind or other gods) exist who are intent on doing evil at all times. Whoever is stronger at the […]

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