Category Archives: Adversity

The 10 Times Israel Tested God

Most people have heard about the ten plagues with which God struck Egypt to break Pharaoh’s will and cause him to release the Israelites from their enslavement (Exodus chapters 7 through 12). Far less known are the ten times the … Continue reading

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The “Others”

Hebrews 11:1-40 is the Bible’s famous “hall of faith” passage. It cites example after example of Old Testament characters who “by faith” did extraordinary things and received extraordinary blessings and deliverances. And the list of victories is certainly impressive. By … Continue reading

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What Satan Did to Paul: A Thorn in the Flesh

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #14) And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I … Continue reading

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What Satan Did to Peter: Sifting

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #11) And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.” (Luke 22:31, N.K.J.V.) The Jews of ancient Israel were well acquainted with sifting. … Continue reading

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What Satan Did to Job: Devastation

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #4) The method Satan used to get Job was sadistically lethal. It decimated Job’s wealth, his family, his health, his relationship with his wife, his relationship with his friends, and his reputation in … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Help the Eagles Win the Super Bowl?

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in last Sunday’s Super Bowl. While that result was a bit of an upset, what stood out to me most about the game was the inordinate amount of “Jesus talk” the … Continue reading

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The Flesh & its Drag Effect

I don’t usually write blog posts on Sunday because church dominates the day, but today is different. We cancelled services at Oak Grove Baptist this morning because of the lingering effects of the season’s first snow. Many of us could … Continue reading

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