Search ResultsPastoral Authority and Spiritual Warfare James Keeting calls upon priests to remember the authority vested in them during their ordinations, and to use that authority in the resistance of evil, particularly in calling the people to hope and to holy silence. Freedom Ministry An article by Robert Morris about the ministry of recognizing and preparing Christians for arenas of spiritual warfare in their lives. Morris identifies various scriptures and principles for effective and balanced responses to the devil's assaults. Work Is a Battlefield Ed Cyzewski shares an example of encountering spiritual warfare at work and describes how he combated it. This article would make a good sermon illustration for spiritual warfare, prayer, or work. Moses and Amalek In Exodus 17:8-16 the Israelites battle the people of Amalek, a battle that symbolizes the spiritual warfare that each of us, as members of the church, personally undergoes. Our battle can only be won with God. Spiritual Friendships with Prisoners: Study Guide Study guide for a lesson about incarceration, justice, and prison ministry through relationship. Includes liturgical elements and reflection questions. God’s Armor versus the Devil’s Stratagems Struggles and warfare do affect our everyday life. Andreas Hoeck discusses the spiritual and earthly forces that attach and leave us wondering what God is doing to combat them in the context of Ephesians 6. Don’t Turn and Run Describing the difficulty of daily spiritual warfare, this devotional on Ephesians 6:10-20 conveys the importance of trusting in God by standing firm against "temptation, fear, anger, shame, failure, and woundedness. Call to Worship and Prayer Kwasi Kena offers a call to worship about Jesus the Living Bread (John 6:56-58, 63), and a pastoral prayer about spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:10-20). Abortion: Unmasking the Demon This Catholic article on abortion outlines the pro-life situation, wanting to give a more hopeful view by acknowledging the profound spiritual dimension. History of Hymns: “For All the Saints” Braxton Kubasko contrasts the hymn “For All the Saints” by John Bell and Graham Maule with the more familiar text of the same title by William How. Instead of spiritual warfare it emphasizes "social holiness." A Lesson About Spiritual Warfare from Alexander the Great Hugh Poland uses the psychological operations tactics of Alexander the Great to illustrate "Satan's strategies in spiritual warfare," as in Deuteronomy 3:24, Psalm 19:1-6, Ephesians 6:10-18, and other similar passages. Full Text Hymns on Spiritual Warfare Assistance and Victory in the spiritual WarfarePD
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See more hymns... Spiritual Warfare, Commitment, Rationalizations, and Contentment. This post is a series of sermon illustrations from news excerpts on lent, same-sex marriage, sports, abortion, and wealth and happiness. With preaching angles about spirituality, compassion, spiritual warfare, commitment, rationalizations, and contentment. Mel Gibson Believes in Spiritual Warfare This sermon illustration by David Neff provides Mel Gibson's views on the alluring nature of evil and of spiritual warfare. This illustration suits Matthew 4:8-9, 1 Peter 5:8, John 8:44, and Ephesians 6:11-12. Playing with Spiritual Warfare A humorous look at a serious topic -- spiritual warfare. Appropriate for Ephesians 6:12, 2 Timothy 2:4, 2 Corinthians 10:3, and other similar passages. In the Realm of the Spirits Jan Richardson reflects on Mark 1:21-28 and how Jesus offers a model for how we can reckon with the forces that work against God’s desire for wholeness, considering the balance of spiritual practices and cultivating humility. Angels and Wild Beasts In this homily on Mark 1:12-15, Robert Barron reflects on the temptation of Jesus. As Jesus stood "between the animal and the angelic," we humans at our best harmonize the physical and the spiritual. A Fall from Space and a Fall from Grace Sermon illustrations from the news: a man falls from space, Lance Armstrong falls from grace, and other stories to illustrate integrity, love in and for the gay community, spiritual warfare and humility. The Integrated and Variegated Body of Christ A sermon on Exodus 17:8-13. When we follow Jesus we enter into a spiritual war. To fight in this war, we need each other. ‘This Little Babe So Few Days Old’ A recording of Benjamn Britten's "This Little Babe" from Ceremony of Carols. This text, by Robert Southwell, explores the connections between Jesus' birth and the end of warfare. Also includes images of Mary by Lucinda Naylor.