darkness

War Against the Darkness 5: "Gods" and Demons

War Against the Darkness 5: "Gods" and Demons

Returning to our series on spiritual warfare, we examine the work of demons (or unclean spirits) in the Bible. Where did they come from? What powers do they have? And how may they be connected to the “gods” of the nations?

Focal Point (John 16:16-22)

Focal Point (John 16:16-22)

Jesus knew His hour had come. There would be some painful darkness for both Him and His disciples. So what was the key to His endurance and His encouragement to His followers in their endurance?

War Against the Darkness 4: The Seed of the Devil

War Against the Darkness 4: The Seed of the Devil

In the 4th installment of our War Against the Darkness series, we encounter 2 family trees in 1 John 3 - the children of God and the children of the devil. These family trees begin to develop in Genesis 3-4. We trace the development of humans who become part of the family of Satan and how this plays a role in the mission of Jesus.

War Against the Darkness 1: Introducing Spiritual Beings (Psalms 82:1-8)

War Against the Darkness 1: Introducing Spiritual Beings (Psalms 82:1-8)

In the first of a series on spiritual beings and spiritual warfare, we introduce the angelic realm. Who are these “sons of God” or “host of heaven”? What is their origin? And what is their purpose? How does God desire to use them?

Why, O Lord, Why? (Psalm 10:1-18)

Why, O Lord, Why? (Psalm 10:1-18)

The question “Why?” is asked of God at least 25 times in the biblical psalms. 3 of these occur in Psalm 10. We journey to 1976 Namibia to hear a voice echoing Psalm 10, facing the schemes of the wicked and asking the same questions asked in the psalm. We walk through Psalm 10’s darkness and its glimmers of light.

Hell: Darkness and Fire (2 Thessalonians 1:3-12)

Hell: Darkness and Fire (2 Thessalonians 1:3-12)

In the first of 2 sermons on Hell, we explore the images the Bible uses to describe Hell and Hell’s relationship with the choices we are making now.

The Coming of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 5:11)

The Coming of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 5:11)

Recently we spoke of an intermediate state following the death of the current body, a time during which we wait for a future event. This event is called “The Coming of the Lord” or “The Day of the Lord.” We begin today to explore some texts which describe what happens on this day, starting with the message in 1 Thessalonians.

Urgency (Romans 13:8-14)

Urgency (Romans 13:8-14)

On being awake, alert, and walking in the light...and why the urgency matters