Christian Warfare

Porn-Free: The 40 Day Challenge

If you or someone you know battles the seemingly unslayable dragon of viewing pornography, you may be keenly interested to learn about Covenant Eyes’ 40 Day Challenge. There is no financial cost to sign up, you will receive daily emails with relevant material to digest, a free journal to write in through the process, and 40 days of free internet accountability software from CE.

After watching the introductory video, and reading the topics covered each day, I would encourage you to sign up before Wednesday so you can participate if this is a battle you’re faced with. I’m encouraged to read about daily topics like “Radical Amputation: What do you need to cut?”, “Lust or a worship disorder?”, “Don’t be a practical atheist”, and “Pleasure is not the enemy.”

The whole program is based on the premise of “Run from…Run to…Run with” and the theme verse is 2 Timothy 2:22:

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

If you’re caught in this habitual sin, it’s killing you, it may be killing your family if you have one, it will impact your family in the future if the Lord gives you one, it’s destroying your relationship with the Lord, and it negatively impacts your local church, even if they have no knowledge of your involvement with pornography.  If you need to fight, or know someone who does, you can sign up right here.

On The Alert: A Lesson from The Two Towers

If you have never read the Lord of the Rings trilogy before, it’s time that you did.  This trilogy will captivate you whether or not you are an avid reader. Currently, I am working my way through this trilogy for the second time. At the moment I find myself halfway through the second installment of the series, The Two Towers. read more

The Enemy Described

In any situation it’s always good to know what the bad guy looks like.  Walking into a situation gets dangerous when you’re not sure what, or who, to look for.  For the Christian knowing what the Enemy looks like is invaluable.  Without this knowledge confusion, disarray, and misdirection can result.  read more

A Trip to the Armoury

Photo credit: dan, freedigitalphotos.net

 

So I’m continuing to work my way little by little through Gurnall’s book. I first wrote about this experience here. You can read the second instalment here. Independently of one another Caleb also decided to read a book on Ephesians 6 by Lloyd-Jones. He blogged about that here. You might want to get comfortable as we’re probably in for the long haul on this topic. read more

The Necessity of Christian Warfare

As you know, Sean is reading William Gurnall’s book, ‘The Christian in Complete Armour,’ which is a 600 page exposition of Ephesians 6:10-20 written in the 17th century.  A few weeks ago I decided to begin reading D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ exposition of Ephesians 6:10-13 entitled, ‘The Christian Warfare.’  My reading choice weighs in at just under 400 pages of 20th century writing.  Between the two of us we are aiming to share various insights regarding the nature of Christian warfare and the spiritual battle in the Christian life. read more