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I realized in a recent men’s small group the need to clarify the four ways Satan uses to outwit Christians. We don’t want to be unaware of his schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11). 1. Temptation. We’re tempted with sinful thoughts and actions – pride, envy, anger, greed, lust, gluttony, laziness. “Do this. Say that. You’ve earned this. They deserve that.” Yielding to temptation is sin. 2. Accusation. We’re wrongly condemned in an attempt of pulling us down from our position in Christ. Or

Gwang Hyuk Rhee was a Korean artist who drew Bible word art. In one drawing he wrote all the words from the Gospel of John line-by-line with shaded letters, some thick and some thin, so when you stand back they reveal a picture of Jesus Christ praying. He expressed in art what is the focus of the entire Bible – Jesus. What God revealed in the Old Testament points to Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Jesus himself recognized this. After Jesus rose

Many efforts have been made to communicate with intelligent life on other planets. Scientists, astronomers, and other enthusiasts have sent out messages through various radio signals and even tweets. They’ve set up satellite dishes and radio telescopes to listen for any messages. People want to know: “Is anybody out there? Is anybody listening? Is somebody trying to communicate with us? What are they saying?” They haven’t detected a real alien message yet. But the search continues. What is known and what is clear is

Since the author and architect of the Bible is God the Holy Spirit, we would expect to find a consistent unified pattern. And we do! The Bible emphasizes this consistency as truth. The psalm writer affirmed, “Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (Psalm 119:89). Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17). Throughout the centuries some have tried to discredit the Bible or claim various discrepancies. But the Bible is unified. It’s

The Bible was written over a period of about 1500 years by about 40 different writers. But the behind-the-scenes “author” and “architect” who inspired both Old and New Testaments was the Holy Spirit. The Bible is not just an inspirational book. The Bible is inspired by God. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). God the Holy Spirit breathed into the hearts and minds of the individual men who wrote the

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