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Defining and Unmasking the Powers

Last week, I ended the sermon by saying that few powers control us any more completely than the ideas we serve. We human beings are vain.  We think we own a plot of land, a house, and all that is … Continue reading

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The Limits of Our Engagement

Last week I spoke to you about “contending” against the principalities and powers, defined as  “the world rulers of the present darkness, the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” This morning, I want to talk about our rules … Continue reading

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From the Sublimely Evil to the Seemingly Ridiculously

I  recently had a conversation with a highly intelligent 14-year-old about the virtues of incense, which she professed to enjoy. “It makes a room smell sweet,” I said. “Yes, and it keeps away the ghosts,” she said. She knew I … Continue reading

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The Dividing Wall of Hostility in Scripture and…

Today, I want to talk to you about “the dividing wall of hostility.” The Epistle to the Ephesians mentions one and I will mention another. Before its destruction in 70 A.D., the temple in Jerusalem had four separate courts: 1) … Continue reading

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Progress!

In Galatians 6:15, St. Paul says something that many of his contemporaries considered absolutely heretical.  He says: “For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything!” When Paul said this, male circumcision had been the definitive … Continue reading

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