More to Reality than Meets the Eye

Mike Sullivan
Ezekiel 26:1-28:19

Reflecting on Ezekiel's fulfilled prophecies, we see that God is involved throughout history. In light of Ezekiel's prophecy about Satan, we must learn how to guard ourselves against God's enemy.

The Rise of the Antichrist and the End of the World

Scott Risley
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

Paul follows up a previous letter to a relatively new Christian community in Thessalonica that had been upset by some false information spread about the antichrist and the end of the world. Paul reminds them of what he had taught them earlier about all the signs to look for of the end of the age and reassures them they had not missed the rapture.

The Full Armor of God

Conrad Hilario
Ephesians 6:10-24

Paul warns his audience that their struggle is not against other humans but evil spiritual forces, namely Satan. We need to be prepared to fight with the Word of God's truth, relying not on our own righteousness but on Christ's righteousness. The full armor of God consists of truth, righteousness (Christ's), gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the Word of God and finally, prayer.

The Armor of God

Scott Risley
Ephesians 6:10-24

A spiritual battle rages around us that is a battle for truth with eternal consequences. We are called to stand firm not by our own strength but in the Lord's. We are to take up the full armor of God to withstand the schemes of the devil. We are to rely on God's truth, His righteousness, the peace that comes from the Gospel, faith, salvation, the Word, and prayer.

Spiritual Warfare

James Rochford
Ephesians 6:10-20

Satan's strategies include manipulation, exaggerating offenses and hurt feelings, fueling temptation, and nurturing suspicion. The Christian's strategy to stand against his schemes is to put on the full armor of God. The belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, feet fitted with the readiness of the Gospel, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit make up the full armor of God.

Understanding Satan's Tactics

Conrad Hilario
Ephesians 6:10-12

God's enemy is real and relentless. You are the target. Jesus never reasons or argues with Satan but declares God's truth. You are in a battle. Are you going to be a combatant or collateral damage? You need to arm yourself with truth. If you are a Christian, you do not need to fear death or Satan.

Spritual Adultery with the World-system

Gary DeLashmutt
James 4:1-10

James writes a blunt letter to bring his audience back to true spirituality. Their relational conflicts reveal a deeper issue of disordered desires and dysfunctional prayer-lives. Their love of the world-system has led them to be unfaithful to God. James calls them to restoration by returning to the Lord and rejecting the world-system's values. God will liberate them to live for Him and He will welcome them back into His loving presence.

An Introduction to Spiritual Warfare

Conrad Hilario
Ephesians 6:10-12

God's enemy, Satan, is real and he hates God and anyone whom God loves. Although Satan was defeated at the cross, he is committed to preventing anyone from hearing the Good News. Spiritual warfare is countering each of Satan's lies and accusations with truth.

Choosing to Live Out the New Self pt.2

Chris Hearty
Ephesians 4:26-32

Paul tells us be righteously angry, but to forgive one another and watch out for Satan's schemes. Our speech should be used to build up the body of Christ.