Category Archives: Demons

Should We Pray Silently to Keep Satan from Hearing?

A fellow preacher and I once had an interesting conversation concerning people praying aloud and Satan being able to listen in on those prayers. The question we kicked around was this: Is it smarter to pray silently so that Satan … Continue reading

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Headed North

Is it possible for a person to be moving north and south at the same time? Sure. Imagine a man walking south on the deck of a ship that is headed north. As we live the Christian life, we oftentimes … Continue reading

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Is There Life on Other Planets?

Does the Bible say anything about intelligent life on other planets? The short answer is: No, it doesn’t. But let’s talk about it. Some people try to make the case that the four living creatures of Ezekiel chapter 1 are … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Real

I’m fascinated by the story found in Luke 13:10-17. It’s the story of a woman who was stricken with a “spirit of infirmity” for eighteen years. The result of the infirmity was that she was constantly stooped over, unable to … Continue reading

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That Old Serpent

My brother Richie and his family were renting an older house when one day he killed a huge blacksnake on the wooden deck of the place. That was scary enough, but a few days later he saw what he figured … Continue reading

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Why the World Is Like It Is

Satan (Lucifer, the Devil) wasn’t the only angel who once rebelled against God. Revelation 12:3-4 uses symbolic imagery to tell us that one-third of all the angels aligned themselves with Satan during that rebellion. Those verses depict Satan as a … Continue reading

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Beware of the Dead Snake

Forty-year-old Jeremy Sutcliffe of Corpus Christi, Texas, made national news a couple of years ago when he almost died from a rattlesnake bite. Even more than being featured on the news, the story also received mention on the channels Animal … Continue reading

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A Sad Fact

Here’s a true story from Queensland, Australia. One night a patrolman sat stealthily in his car outside a popular tavern in the expectation of writing someone up for drunk driving. Sure enough, late that evening, a man staggered out of … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Curtain

Those of us who grew up watching The Wizard of Oz on television once a year know all about “the man behind the curtain.” Unfortunately, since that movie came out in 1939, younger generations simply don’t get the reference because … Continue reading

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Does Satan Know the Future?

And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great … Continue reading

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