Tag: devil

Foundational Bible Teaching

If you followed the advice from my blog post “How to Start Your Study of the Bible,” you should be deep into reading your Bible.  I have a few detours along the way that I’m going to suggest you take.  Reading straight through the…

Be the Peacemaker

We all know people who can’t wait to talk behind the backs of those in authority over them.  If we’re honest, that person has likely been us in certain circumstances.  We all know people who are filled with hatred for those who have more…

Walk in the Light

Most negative experiences can be turned into valuable lessons that will end up protecting you the next time you encounter a similar situation.  It’s easy to fall victim to a scam when you’re stumbling around in the dark; however, once the deception has been…

Finding Ways to Serve God

Your decision to follow Jesus is a decision to spend your life serving God.  The teachings of Jesus are filled with ways to serve God.  The foundation of your service to God is love.  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As…

Where are you at spiritually?

When we become followers of Jesus Christ we begin a long journey toward our eternal existence.  Along the way there are many opportunities to become sidetracked or stalled by distractions.  Sometimes what looks like the right way to go is actually the devil in…

Step Twelve – Stay Focused on God

If you play a musical instrument or just about any sport, you know the importance of fundamentals.  Without solid fundamental skills everything else is built on shaky ground.  When you aren’t playing as well as you’d like, one of the best ways to get…

Step Eleven – Your Place in the Body of Christ

God’s creation is a complex machine of which you are an important part.  As a believer, you are part of the body of Christ and He is the head directing and controlling all the connecting members.  Each of us has a specific role to…

Step Ten – Connecting with God

Connecting with God is a fairly simple process that is available to everyone through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  God is one essence, but three persons – Father, Son, Holy Spirit.  Father God is the all powerful Creator of the universe.  His Son,…

Why you cannot Serve God and Money

You were placed here on this earth for God’s purpose, not your own.  This is fundamental to your Christian faith.  Every minute of every day, your goal should be to please God and not yourself.  This is not because God needs your service to…

Step Six – Put on the Armor of God

If you’re going to serve God you need to be ready for an attack from the enemy.  The devil is real and he has demons roaming the world looking to block God’s work.  This is why you need to put on the armor of…