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Devotion: Standing firm in Christ Alone
Written by Chaplain (LTC) Steven Hokana (you might remember his presentation here at Zion a few years ago when a chaplain at Ft. Bliss):
“Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the Devil’s strategies” (Eph. 6:11, ISV). These are powerful words – “stand firm!” His apostolic tone is like a great military leader addressing warriors before a battle. Satan wants to win. Satan wants you to think you’re broken and defeated. Give up! Surrender! The good news, the Gospel, is Satan and his lies are defeated. We are washed in the blood of Christ! He won the victory on the cross. He destroyed sin, death and the power of the devil. The battle is won! Still Paul orders us to, “stand firm,” to hold the line. The passion behind “stand firm” carries the tenacity and urgency to hold in place, to fix bayonets and dig in. We… (download newsletter and read more)
Article: What not to say to someone who is suffering.
A group of folks going through some difficult times in their lives told me about some of the most unintentional callous remarks they heard. These are people with series medical problems, some going through depression and others injured; some who lost loved ones. They presented a list of what not to….(download newsletter and read more)
Encouragement: Why faith in the fight?
When we go on deployment we take everything necessary in order to win the fight. When a person is struggling with a difficult illness, serious life changes, problems at home, thoughts of hurting themselves or others, faith is so absolutely necessary and life-saving…(download newsletter and read more)
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