Many of those growing up in the church today know the truth, but behave as if living in the presence of God and in obedience to His Word was just one of many options. In God's sovereignty and compassion, He sent His one and only Son with the aim of making us like Christ. In the book of Jonah, which we'll be digging into again this weekend, we find some comparisons to Jesus that we might not have noticed before.
This Sunday, July 8, we will be wrapping up our study through the book of Ephesians. A series that began in the fall of 2017. It was honestly my intention to be brief. (Really!!!) I had outlined the book of Ephesians after reading it through 10 times or so and decided to preach the high points. The big stuff. The main ideas.
This Sunday, June 24, we will be back in Ephesians 6:10-20 looking at the wrestling match we are in with the devil.
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12
And as we "wrestle", we will soon find out that truly, the struggle is real.
Are you, at times, too reliant on yourself, too focused on other people’s opinions of you, or too dependent on worldly pleasures? I am realizing as time passes that I am also seeking satisfaction in many of the blessings God has given me, and not in God Himself.
Can I ask you right now, wherever you are, to stop and pray? Pray that God will give you special Holy Spirit insight into this week's topic of "wrestling with the devil", also known as spiritual warfare.