The Good Fight

Spiritual Armor - Part Two

David R. Stokes • March 18, 2018

Winning spiritual battles - and all of life's battles involve spiritual things - requires defense and offense. You can be dressed for protective success and still be defeated. You have to fight back.

Spiritual Armor - Part One

David R. Stokes • March 11, 2018

More important than any discussion of “proper attire” in life, is one about making sure we are SPIRITUALLY DRESSED FOR SUCCESS. The Apostle Paul put it this way: “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground…” – Ephesians 6:13 (NIV)

Be Strong Even If You’re Weak

David R. Stokes • March 4, 2018

There’s a saying: 'Fake it till you make it.' I’ve got a better idea. Let’s resolve to 'FAITH IT TILL WE FEEL IT.' In other words, step out by faith—that leap into the unknown realm of risk—even if we don’t really feel it. Guess what? That’s been working for the people of God for generations.

Spiritual Warfare and the New Testament Church

David R. Stokes • February 25, 2018

It should come as no surprise to us that if God loves something, Satan will hate it. Nowhere is that sad fact more in evidence in our times than in what we see as the enemy's attack on the local New Testament Church. And just how he tries to destroy us may surprise you.

The War Within

David R. Stokes • February 18, 2018

I lost a week this past week. Gone. Missed it. Got the flu. End of story. My body became a war-zone. I'll spare you the details. And the pictures. Maybe the Lord was giving me a real-life illustration of one aspect of SPIRITUAL WARFARE, because I learned a lot about THE WAR WITHIN. The struggle is real. Even when you feel fine.

The Worldview Conspiracy

David R. Stokes • February 11, 2018

Have you ever felt like the whole world was against you? Well, you were right. If you are serious about being a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, the world is, in fact, dead-set against you. Accept it. Deal with it. Get over it. Move on. Look UP.

Know Your Enemy

David R. Stokes • February 4, 2018

While many think of a church as a cruise ship, complete with activities, fun, and games. It is really a battleship, and always to be on a war-footing.