How Healthy is Your Heart?


     God’s main concern is, and our main concern should be, the condition of our heart! It is more important than the condition of our body, our car, our house, our yard, our clothes, or anything else. There are numerous “heart healthy” foods on the market now that are low in sodium, low in fat, low in cholesterol, and low in taste (lol). Many people are becoming more health conscious, and rightfully so. If we are mindful about the shape of our physical heart, shouldn’t we be equally attentive to our spiritual heart? 

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Cod, Catfish, and the Boll Weevil


     Whether we realize it or not, our enemies make us stronger. The old saying is true, “You can’t have a testimony without a test!” There is no victory without a battle. We can’t be overcomers unless there’s something to overcome. Notice how every miracle in the Bible started with a problem.

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Contrasting Conviction and Condemnation

     One of the Devil’s biggest weapons in his bag of dirty tricks is condemnation. To condemn means “to pronounce to be guilty, to sentence to punishment, or to pass judgment against.” Satan is called the “accuser of the brethren” (Rev. 12:10). He is like a prosecutor who finds fault, points the finger of blame, accuses us of guilt, and he wants the death penalty. Notice his sly tactic. First, he entices us to sin. Then, if we do sin, he jumps on our back and condemns us for doing what he suggested all along. What a loser!

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Victory Over Your Villains


     One thing all superhero stories have in common is a sinister supervillain. Batman needs criminals to conquer. Superman needs aliens to defeat. Without a villain, the hero has nothing or no one to overcome. Our enemies make us stronger and there is no victory without a battle. While Christians have many spiritual villains to overcome, consider five main ones:

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Heaven's Heroes Have Feet of Clay

     Have you noticed how obsessed our culture is with fictional heroes? Hollywood has pumped out a flood of superhero blockbusters in the last two decades—Iron Man, Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Avengers, just to name a few. The movie industry keeps churning out sequels and raking in millions. Movie fans have an insatiable appetite for high-flying heroics on the big screen. As much as we enjoy escaping reality and watching fantasy films, the truth is real heroes don’t wear capes or costumes. Some of the greatest heroes of all time wore robes and sandals.

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