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Spiritual warfare

Spiritual warfare

Last week we started talking about the apparent tension between the freedom we have in Christ (Galatians 5:1) and our ongoing struggle with sin. We talked about Paul’s words in Ephesians 2:1-3 where he says that they were captive to three things; the cravings of our sinful nature (flesh), the ruler of the Kingdom of the air (the devil) and the ways of this world. While none of these are mutually exclusive our aim this week is to talk about…

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Grace and our struggle with sin

Grace and our struggle with sin

The final couple of studies we have this term are focused on the apparent tension between the freedom we have in Christ (Galatians 5v1) and our ongoing struggle with sin. Paul explains to the Ephesians that they were captive to three things; the cravings of our sinful nature (flesh), the ruler of the Kingdom of the air (the devil) and the ways of this world (2v1-3). While there is much overlap between all three, our focus this week is on…

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Identity and Relationships

Identity and Relationships

What have Identity and Relationships got to do with one another? The issues of Identity and Relationships are closely related. As I did not manage to write anything last week, we are going to treat them together. Why so, I here you say? Last week we were talking about our intrinsic needs to be loved, valued, significant, secure and accepted. We talked about how no human being could ever fully satisfy those needs. These are needs that can only be…

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Idolatry and the True God

Idolatry and the True God

Another week, another study and this week we are thinking about the thoughts and ideas we have about God. We’re thinking about where they come from, what influences them and how we can make sure we do not have a distorted view of God. Tozer writes “the essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him.” Yancey writes “our experiences of family and church combine with stray hints from literature and movies to determine…

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Knowing God

Knowing God

This week we begin our new Bible study series which we have entitled “Freedom in Christ” and this weeks study is called “Knowing God”. It seemed fitting that as we think about some key topics about living in the freedom that Christ offers, that we start with looking at our relationship with God. I am sure that there are none of us who always find relating to God easy, after all we live by faith, not by sight!! On the…

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