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Spiritual Kevlar

When the Lord designed your body, He gave you a rib cage to protect two of your most vital organs:  your heart and your lungs. But in battle, that ribcage is not enough. You need something stronger. And so, soldiers began to develop a part of their armor called a breastplate. It was a piece…

Spiritual WWF (Change Begins in You)

If there was one thing I loved as a boy, it was professional wrestling. I grew up in the days of Hulk Hogan, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Andre the Giant, Jake the Snake, the Macho Man Randy Savage, and the Ultimate Warrior, just to name a few. Man, I would get so stoked for WrestleMania and…

A Godly Boss

If you had the choice of being the boss or being the one bossed, which would you choose? Most all of us would say, I’d rather be the boss. But being the boss comes with higher responsibility and higher accountability. You see, God expects you to be a good boss, which is to be a…

Take This Job and…

Ol’ Johnny Paycheck famously sang back in the day, “Take this job and shove. I ain’t working here no more.” How many times have you as an employee wanted to say that? Maybe you have said that. Sometimes we just work under bad bosses, but if we are to be honest, sometimes we’re just not…

Spirit-Filled Children

As we continue to think about living a life filled with the Holy Spirit, we’ve looked at how that applies to wives and to husbands. Paul, then moves from the marriage relationship to the father-child relationship. He says that children who are Spirit-filled should obey their parents in the Lord. As long as a parent…

A Spirit-Filled Wife

One of the most important verses in all of the Bible is found in Ephesians 5:18 where Apostle Paul commands us to be filled with the Spirit. He, of course, is referring to the Holy Spirit. And when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, holy things start to happen. We begin to encourage one…

Count God

Someone once wrote, “When I go to bed and cannot sleep, I don’t waste time by counting sheep; I count all my blessings, one by one, from the morning till the setting sun.” Beloved, we really do have so much to be thankful for. God has been good to us. Thanksgiving should come natural. Yet,…

Under the Influence

Did you know that God wants you to live life under the influence? No, no under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In fact, the Holy Spirit says in Ephesians 5 that we should not get drunk with wine because it’s debauchery. Getting drunk or getting high is certainly living life under the influence, but…

Time Well Spent

Apostle Paul, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tells us something very true and helpful in Ephesians 5:15–16. He says, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” The thrust of that text is that you and I should…

Can You Keep a Secret?

Hey, I’ve got a secret to tell you. Can you keep a secret? Has anybody ever said something to you like that? How did you respond? The right answer is yes, I CAN keep the secret you are about to tell me, but I don’t know if I SHOULD keep it. You see, there are…