What is sin and what does it do?
We live in a world corrupted by sin, so everything is degraded from what it was meant to do. Man, the land, animals, plants, the air, everything is touched. Thus, the consequences of that fallen nature impact everything.
At home and abroad, the American people plead for broad‑mindedness, tolerance and charity. Abroad, our ambassadors use all of their powers to influence warring parties to come to the conference table in a spirit of given and take.
Years ago they had soap operas on television that caught the attention of many believers. Some people would complain and say they would not be able to attend if the times were conflicting. What is it captivates so much when it comes to a soap opera?
What does it mean to be Spirit filled?
Has someone ever asked you if you are "led by the Spirit?" or if you are "Spirit driven" or "Spirit-filled" or have the Holy Spirit's Baptism? Since the turn of the twentieth century, many Christian groups have placed their focus on the Holy Spirit as front and center for the Church as well as their personal and ministry life. As a result, a lot of various teachings have come up that are very popular, some good, some bad and not biblical.
Where did Satan come from?
What does Satan do?
What is Satan's position?
What can Satan do to me?
What is your response?
How well do you know the Enemy?
Satan is not just a product of TV shows such as "Charmed", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" or "Angel", nor is he from the minds of some Hollywood special effects wizards, such as in the movie "Legend". He's a dangerous killer. By knowing the names, roles and strategies of Satan, we can prepare ourselves for his attacks!
This subject is often called, "The Problem of Evil!"
"Evil!" When this word is proclaimed, images come to mind of Hitler, Mussolini, Saddam Hussein, a sadistic serial killer, or the mother who murders her own children. Perhaps Rwanda, Bosnia, the Killing Fields, concentration camps, gang violence, rape, heinous abuse, and murder are all images of evil. There is little dispute that such actions are evil; but, have you considered that evil can also be anything that goes against God? We may not think of ourselves as evil; perhaps sinners, moreover...
Friendship Lesson 6:
Yes you can! You may think this friendship stuff is too much and say, hey, I cannot do that; I will be embarrassed! Perhaps you will, especially if you are not used to it, so take it slowly. Look at the...
Friendship Lesson 5:
Another thing to be aware of in relationships is that they are a life form that grows, evolves, and changes.
Friendship Lesson 4:
So, what is the key to getting out of the locked room at the shallow end of relationships?