ENGAGING THE REAL ENEMY
Sunday’s message reminded us that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual powers of our dark world. This couldn’t be more evident than when we think about the political climate in America. The first article by well-respected theologian Darrell Bock shines a light on how Christians should engage the culture given this very different world we now live in. This includes praying against the spiritual forces working behind the scenes to divide.
Or, if you want a break from thinking about all the cultural changes you deal with daily, take a look at the article Rooted Together which takes wisdom found in the woods and applies it to our spiritual lives. No matter what you read, we hope the content below encourages your faith journey. And even better if you find someone to discuss it with!
RESET THE RULES OF CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
My friends often ask me “Why are people so angry?” and they are talking about almost everybody, including even fellow believers. What are thoughtful believers to do? How should we then engage when our tried-and-true strategies don’t reflect the new world we live in? Read More
Check out a new blog series Pastor Ryan is writing called, Wisdom from the Woods where he explains spiritual truths from lessons he sees in nature. Today’s post teaches the advantages of trees being rooted together rather than apart from other trees and how that applies to our connection with the church. Read More
One of the best books on the topic of Spiritual War is The Invisible War by Chip Ingram. If this topic is one you want to learn more about, we highly recommend you read this book to learn about the war that rages around you and how you can fight back in the power you have in Jesus. Read More
IS GOD A WHITE, MALE, REPUBLICAN?
As the upcoming election approaches, it’s important to remember where our allegiance as Christians lies. Too often we have tied our faith to a political party, and in this message Pastor Brent unpacks what the Bible truly shows us about God’s political agenda.
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MESSAGE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
We hope the message from each Sunday sticks with you beyond the Sunday morning worship service. Take a moment to consider the questions below, and even better, talk to somebody (who attends the church or doesn’t) about them.
- What is the problem with going through life without recognizing the fact there is a spiritual battle all around?
- Where can you join God’s cosmic battle against spiritual darkness this week? What will you commit to pray regularly for?
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