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WINNING THE BATTLES OF YOUR LIFE SPIRITUAL WARFARE
PART II (10 OF 15)
GROWING CLOSER AND GOING DEEPER WITH GOD
Dr. Rick E. Ferguson
Series Verse: BUT GROW IN THE GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE OF
OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST (2 PETER 3:18).
Illustration: We live out on the northwest edge of
town. Last year the city of Arvada put in a new golf
course less than a mile from our home. One of our
church members had an interesting experience on that
golf course. A bear got on the course and had to be
captured and removed by the Division of Wildlife
people. We had another interesting thing happen
recently. Dogs and cats in our neighborhood began to
disappear. Then the other day, a neighbor spotted a
huge mountain lion prowling in an open park area. The
Division of Wildlife came out, but could not find the
cat. You know what happened? Our neighborhood
literally went on "Red Alert":
- Pets were kept inside houses.
- Children were not allowed to play outside.
- Houses were locked up tight (battened down).
- Joggers were extremely wary and cautious.
Can you imagine what it was like living in a
neighborhood with a hungry mountain lion on the prowl?
It makes you want to drive in the garage and close the
garage door behind you before you get out of the car!
Hey, did you know there is also a loose, hungry
lion in your neighborhood?
1 Peter 5:8 says there is: "Be self-controlled and
alert. Your enemy, the devil prowls around like a
roaring lion looking for someone to devour!"
Oh, yes, there is a raging lion loose in your
neighborhood and he is extremely dangerous:
- What are you doing about it?
- Are you living in "Red Alert"?
- Are you taking careful precautionary measures
to protect your children and yourself?
Have you battened down the hatches, on what you allow
into your home in the way of:
You nee ...
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