Monthly Archives: March 2015

Freed from the inside out.

Sometimes I am my own worst enemy. Paul says it best in Romans 7. The good I want to do I don’t do. The bad I want to stop I keep on doing. It can be very frustrating! It’s easy … Continue reading

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Get on your knees and fight!

Ephesians chapter 6 is a really important chapter in our conversation about enemies in the Bible. Paul reminds us that people are not our enemies. The devil is. “Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, … Continue reading

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To Life!

The Good Shepherd knows his sheep, and also their enemies. He must be skilled at all of the work of caring for the sheep, but if he does not provide protection from enemies all his work is in vain. A … Continue reading

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Friend or foe?

Many Psalms talk about “enemies.” How does a Christian pray these psalms? Who are our enemies? How do we face them today? Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in his book “Psalms: The Prayerbook of the Bible,” writes that the enemies spoken about in … Continue reading

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3/18 Praying in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

It’s not the death that bothers me, but the dying. I get that sense from Jesus too as he prayed on Maundy Thursday in the Garden of Gethsemane. Is there another way? Not my will but Thy will be done. … Continue reading

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3/17 Do not be afraid

Do not be afraid. This directive is repeated time and time again the Bible. Most often, it is spoken by an angel who appears to share one of God’s messages to His people. When Gabriel appeared to Joseph and Mary … Continue reading

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3/16 Your rod and your staff, they comfort me

The tools of the shepherd are a rod and a staff. They cover a range of uses that provide insight into the role of the Shepherd in the life of a sheep. They strengthen our understanding of our needs as … Continue reading

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