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The Battlefield of the Mind

Tuesday, May 10 The Battlefield of the Mind For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 2 Corinthians 10:3 Recommended Reading Romans 7:23-25 The American Heritage Dictionary defines battleground as "an area where a battle is fought; a sphere of contention." But the pictures in the daily news make us think otherwise--that battlegrounds are places where guns are fired, bombs are dropped, people are physically killed and wounded, and landscapes are destroyed. The danger is that, if we look around us and don't see those things happening, we think we are not living in a battlefield. But nothing could be further from the truth. Paul wrote to the Corinthians that our battle is not like the world's battles. Rather, it is a battle of ideas, fought on the battlefield of the mind. Our enemy's strategy is to tempt us to deny God's truth and deceive and discourage God's people so they lose faith and hope in the goodness and providence …

Left as Witnesses

In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley WRFD Home | Program Guide | Special Events | Station Photos | Devotionals | Staff | Contact Us Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Forward to a Friend Print Free Newsletters May 10 Left as Witnesses Acts 1:6-8 One of the biggest problems in the church today is that many Christians don’t see themselves as servants of the Lord. However, it’s not His will that we just come to church and listen to sermons. He wants us to go out and be Christ’s witnesses wherever we are or wherever He sends us. The roles and methods by which we carry out our witness will be different, but each believer has a vital role to play. Individually, you may feel as if your efforts have little impact, but the Lord can work wonders through a willing servant. No one is too messed up to be used by Him: He specializes in taking broken people and making them whole. Nor does anyone reach an age when he or she is no longer useful—if you’re still alive, God isn’t done w…

Daily, Weekend and Holiday Internet Evangelize to the World Ministry

Daily, Weekend and Holiday Internet Evangelize to the World Ministry Peace and love can only come through Jesus with his Second Advent, so be ye ready for your soul salvation before His coming to be the Judge of the world. God will give His Son all authority to separate the saved from the secular--heavenly saints from hells sinners for eternity. The choice is yours where you will spend eternity. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Come And See

Come And See Text Size: Zoom In May 10, 2011 — by David C. McCasland Subscribe on iTunes Play MP3 (Mobile) Our Daily Bread Radio is hosted by Les Lamborn Read: John 1:35-46 Come and see. —John 1:39 Bible in a year: 2 Kings 10-12; John 1:29-51 “Can you tell me where I can find the lightbulbs?” “Sure. Come with me, and I’ll take you to them.” In many large stores, employees are instructed to take customers to find what they are looking for rather than simply giving them verbal directions. This common act of courtesy and walking alongside an inquiring person may help us expand our concept of what it means to lead others to Christ. In John 1, the phrase “come and see” occurs twice. When two curious disciples of John the Baptist asked Jesus where He was staying, the Lord said, “Come and see” (v.39). After spending the day with Him, Andrew found his brother, Simon Peter, and brought him to Jesus (vv.40-41). Later, Philip told Nathanael he had found the Messiah. To Nathanael’s skeptical re…

How Did Christianity Spread?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Send to a Friend Free Newsletters How Did Christianity Spread? The earliest Christians did not have church buildings. They typically met in homes. (The first actual church building so far found is at Dura Europos on the Euphrates, dating about 231.) They did not have public ceremonies that would introduce them to the public, and they had no access to the mass media of their day. So, how can we account for their steady and diverse expansion over the first three centuries? After the Apostle Paul, we do not run across many "big names" as missionaries in the first few hundred years of Christian history. Instead, the faith spread through a multitude of humble, ordinary believers whose names have been long forgotten. Early Christianity was primarily an urban faith, establishing itself in the city centers of the Roman Empire. Most of the people lived close together in crowded tenements. There were few secrets in such a setting. The faith spread as n…

Not to Worry . . . He’s Risen!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Send to a Friend More Free Newsletters Not to Worry . . . He’s Risen! by Charles R. Swindoll Read John 20:1–10 On the day Jesus was crucified, a sinister darkness blotted out the sun and smothered Jerusalem under a blanket of evil. It would have appeared to anyone seeing through eyes of flesh that the darkness, the devil, and death had defeated the Son of God once and for all. But what no one could see was that the Messiah's death would strike at the very heart of evil. Three days after Jesus was placed in the grave, on Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene and a group of women converged on the tomb. As they approached, they saw that the giant stone had been tossed aside. Mary Magdalene immediately ran to tell Peter and John: "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him" (John 20:2). While Mary Magdalene was away, the other women took a closer look. The grave was gaping open. The grave wrappings …