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The Man Behind the Curtain: an appeal for a sound mind

Jack reminds us that God hasn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind. Then, turning to Genesis 3, he points out that the main person Satan accuses in our mind is God. We don’t have to succumb to all the “crazy talk” around us. 2 Timothy 1:7 2 Corinthians 11:3 Genesis 3 2 Corinthians 4…

Getting Serious About Joy

We have so much to be grateful for! Jack encourages us to let our lights shine by connecting with how much we’ve been forgiven. We are compelled to joy by what God has done for us. Quotables: May the theme of our life be the redeeming love of Christ. Many of us don’t appreciate how far from God we were in sin…

The False Church

Today Phil walks through Jesus’ parable of the wheat and weeds, and how Satan plants weeks of falsehood in the church to weaken and disable God’s people. He gives us points on how to recognize these falsehoods in the church and how to guard our own hearts as the community of truth. Matthew 13:24-39 1 John 4:1-6

Let’s Be “LDS” Christians

“LDS” Christians Love, Defend, and Spread the gospel. Today Jack continues his series from Philippians 1 regarding our progress in the faith. Notable quotes: We have an always salvation. We can have an always joy. Grace is opposed to earning. Grace is not opposed to effort. Questions to consider: Have I made progress from where I was last month? Does the way…

Satan’s Schemes Against the Kingdom of Heaven

Today Mike Spurlock helps us understand that while Jesus came to establish the Kingdom of Heaven, it is a threat to Satan’s plans. Satan uses deceit, identity crisis, and division as his schemes against the body of Christ. We defeat these schemes of Satan when we lay aside the old self and put on the new self.