Marriage Mirrors the Kingdom

As the Lord unpacks more of his sacrificial plan for marriage he focuses upon the work of husband, which of course in application, wives should also note.  Ephesians 5:27-29 encourages the husband to make his wife “radiant” based on Jesus’ work to make the church radiant. 27 and to present her to himself as a […]

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Marriage is a Unique Relationship

God has a high view of marriage and its purpose as the foundation in the kingdom of God – for each spouse, for the family, and for the kingdom. There is nothing institutional, contractual, governmental, or small in how God begins marriage.  In marriage the LORD creates a unique relationship with and in two people. […]

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A Low Expectation of Marriage

The people of our land have a very low opinion of marriage.   After the initial and early joys of dating and early marriage, those high realities are replaced with normalcy and hectic schedules.  For too many people, marriage then becomes a chore and another enslaving chain of normal life. An Institution Some speak about marriage […]

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God’s Cure for Spiritual Poisoning

Oddly, human nature has an ability to destroy itself.  We are not talking about war, but what human nature can do to its own, individual heart and life.  We have an ability to self-poison our heart. Human nature has inherent character flaws that poison the heart.  Some people have a good self-confidence, but that good […]

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Jesus’ Third Victory

The health of our world’s population could be devastated if three pandemic diseases appeared at the same time and spread throughout the world.  If a fast developing influenza virus coupled with a bacterial infection like that of the bubonic plague of the 1300s, and then mixed with an air-born carcinogen  infected the population, the results […]

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Covered with the Worst Dung

What are your thoughts and decisions regarding someone who has totally betrayed you? You trusted him. You thought you could rely upon him. You thought that your relationship was complete, that that he “had your back.” Now, the relationship is shattered. The trust is broken. What had seemed to be the greatest thing has been […]

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Veiled by Declaring God Irrelevant

Satan encourages the idea that god was conceived by culture to explain those things which cannot otherwise be explained. God was viewed as the power behind creation only when we could not explain the existence of life and humanity in any other way. Now, Satan encourages ideas based upon unproven extrapolation, evolution, and so he […]

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Camouflaged by Cultural Morality

Since a large group of people in any country are unbelievers, Satan likes to manipulate the cultural morals so that what God says in his word seems bad and what the world says is right. In this way the devil encourage people to stay away from what God has said because a majority in the […]

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Masked by Imperfections

Satan loves the fact that people can’t be perfect – none of us can. One of the reasons he tempts is to encourage sin and too often he is successful. Another way the devil uses imperfection to his advantage is as a veil. He knows that no one can be perfect but he then encourages […]

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Veiled by Frustration

We may be tempted to say, “If God allows this to happen in my life and he is supposed to be a loving God, I want nothing to do with him.” Satan likes for us to be so wrapped up in the troubles of our lives that we begin to blame God. Many of us […]

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