I don’t know about you, but I can be so stuck in my head sometimes that my thoughts swirl and I forget my existence for a moment. This happened to me a couple years ago—consequently, I almost hit something as I attempted to pull into Panera! I was stressing about some personal things, my thoughts […]
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Last weekend, Perrysburg Campus Pastor Josh Whitlow stepped into a message focusing on the “haunting” of emotions that have run amok. No doubt, more than a few of us could share in great detail a personal “horror” story of being on the receiving end of emotions run amok— possibly one that still haunts us at […]
Matthew 6:6 (NIV) But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Perrysburg Campus Pastor Josh Whitlow hit me where I live with his sermon last weekend. Since February 22, 2020, my […]
Last weekend, Perrysburg Campus Pastor Josh Whitlow spoke about dealing with unwanted emotions. He said some people cannot deal with silence, so they use white noise to mask unwanted sounds. In the same way, we often use white noise to mask unwanted emotions (e.g., fear, anger, boredom, anxiety, loneliness, inadequacy, and hurt). Sometimes it is […]
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Throughout this week’s LivingItOut, we have been learning about the spiritual battle highlighted by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:10-18. After writing about relationships in Ephesians 5:21-6:9, Paul goes on to tell us that our battles are not against flesh and blood enemies but against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits […]
We are all in a battle. But in this battle, “we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). Many people today fail to realize there is a spiritual realm […]
So far this week in our talk about the armor of God, we have discussed the belt of truth and the body armor of righteousness. Today we will discuss the shield of faith. Ephesians 6:16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. […]
Nobody wants to believe they’re wrong. Of course, we know nobody is perfect; we all think, do, and believe things that are wrong. But we don’t think the things we believe are wrong—otherwise we wouldn’t believe those things, right? Here’s what I’m trying to say: It’s one thing to admit we’re all imperfect people who […]
This past weekend, Lead Pastor Ben Snyder continued our series, Haunted. He gave us great insight into how the full armor of God equips us to win the battle of spiritual warfare throughout our lives. He used firefighting equipment to bring this first-century concept into current times to make it more relatable. Ephesians 6:10-12 10 […]