Author: pastoral staff

Loving an ageing spouse

Perhaps the most avid and trustworthy Christian blogger in the English language today is Tim Challies. He recently wrote an article on a husband’s love for the physical body of a wife’s post-partum body. His point is that marital love is matured through a shared life story, including the changes in our physical bodies due […]

“I am just so angry at _______”

Anger towards others can take many forms. It might be a smouldering resentment. It might be a passionate rage. It might be deep-seated hostility. It might express itself in unplanned shouting or carefully planned verbal stabs. Either way, whatever form of anger you have against another, it is no secret that you have replaced the […]

The practise of spiritual warfare

In the Christian’s Manual on Spiritual Warfare of Ephesians 6:10-20, every believer is informed and equipped by God for spiritual warfare. But it is really the closing three verses that provide us with the most practical techniques of our battle against spiritual forces. Ephesians 6:18 envelops the entire discussion up to know with “praying at […]

The weapons of spiritual warfare

Ephesians 6:10-20 contains the most detailed set of instructions on a Christian’s engagement in spiritual warfare. Some verses in Scripture are difficult to interpret at first, but if you first go to clear passages like this one, then all the other passages become more clear too. The main point is “stand strong”, not “cast” or […]

An entire manual on spiritual warfare

From the shortest verse on the topic in James 4:7, to an entire manual on spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6, the Bible gives us all we need to know about the dark spiritual realities of this life that are otherwise unknown to us. Many religions offer many explanations and practises regarding the evil forces of […]

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 […]

Spiritual warfare is common to all Christians

As frightening as the concept of fighting sin, temptation, the Devil and demons might be, it is wonderfully encouraging to realise that spiritual warfare is something every Christian from every age and place has successfully engaged in. After calling Christians to humility and reminding Christians of God’s care of us in all our worries, the […]

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