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Fresh & practical thoughts about love overcoming hate

Love is a better way to disagree than hate. Let’s disagree better. Persistent love can transform a foe into a friend. Confronting evil with love is a great weapon against evil. It doesn’t escalate the evil, but exposes it in … Continue reading

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Direct your anger at the devil, not at people

Angry? Use it wisely to “resist the devil” by aggressively fighting within you to overcome your own wrongful desires, thoughts, and behaviors. Seize the kingdom of God today by continually seeking to fully follow and obey the risen King of … Continue reading

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Why “Fight like hell,” when you can fight like Heaven?

People like to, “Fight like hell,” and to embrace destructive conflict. However, fighting like Heaven can turn enemies into friends.When someone uses bullying, force, intimidation, and manipulation to get his way, it usually comes back at him. Christians are called … Continue reading

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My Halfway There podcast interview

My new interview on the Halfway There podcast is up & available at this link: This is from their page: Stories Steve shared: Leaving his Salvation Army church Why he wrote his book The Joy of Early Christianity How resisting … Continue reading

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Fight within to win without!

If you’re looking for a fight, fight to overcome your attitude of hostility toward people. Real victory doesn’t come from arguing with and trying to overcome people. It comes from overcoming your inner enemies. Fight within to win without! When … Continue reading

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Bystanders vs. spiritual revolutionaries

Too many Christians have been trained to be bystanders and onlookers rather than spiritual revolutionaries. If you look at church as a training center, what is it training Christians to do? Sit and listen. Perhaps pastors need to be coaches … Continue reading

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The spiritual weapon of heart-felt Christian unity

People who try to avoid morally wrong thoughts, words, and behaviors, soon discover that they have an invisible, inner enemy that strongly resists their attempts to live morally. They get continually ambushed by anxiety, accusation, temptation, torment, depression, and many … Continue reading

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An audience hearing doctrine or army setting captives free?

It’s okay to sit in an audience and hear a talk about God. It’s better to have a direct audience with God. Sure, God can use a one-man sermon, but He would have more options if everybody present could share as … Continue reading

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Why so much evil in the world? People like us.

Perhaps there is so much evil in the world because there is so much evil in our human hearts. That would mean that the key to reducing the evil in the world is to let the living Jesus override the evil … Continue reading

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An Army Is Not An Audience!

Meeting to wait on the Lord is different than meeting to follow a program. However, meeting that way is off the beaten path of religious Christianity. The body of Christ is called to assemble as an army actively obeying its … Continue reading

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