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Living with Deceitful Men — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Living with Deceitful Men Psalm 120 (NKJ) Ps Sam Powell   In my distress I cried to the Lord, And He heard me. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given to you, Or what shall be done to you, You false tongue? Sharp arrows of …

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God’s Spirit and his fruit – holy hypocrites have not once known nor yet tasted how sweet they are

This is Paul’s order: that good works grow out of the Spirit, the Spirit comes by faith, and faith comes by hearing the word of God, when the glad tidings and promises that God has made to us in Christ are preached truly, and received in the ground of the heart. Of this – God’s …

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How society can prevent domestic abuse (Don Hennessy series part 11)

Don Hennessy says: We need to find a way to challenge the tolerance of male sexual entitlement which is endemic in our society. This goal is the only one not supported by the skilled offender. (208*)   The issue that limits most of us is that the reality of intimate partner abuse is beyond our belief. …

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Trusting God when the Reviler Attacks — by Ps Sam Powell

Trusting God when the Reviler Attacks Psalm 31 (NKJV) by Ps Sam Powell Psalm 31 In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness. 2 Bow down Your ear to me, Deliver me speedily; Be my rock of refuge, A fortress of defense to save me. 3 For …

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For professionals who work in Domestic Abuse – (Don Hennessy series part 8)

It is difficult to imagine what it must be like living with a partner who wants to abuse you. (131*) A client [of a counselor or helping professional] who is being abused is different from a non-abused client. She [usually] presents herself in the language of the abuser. She sees herself as inadequate and responsible. We …

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Shame: The Devil’s Weapon — by Ps Sam Powell

Victims are all too aware of the shame that abusers pile on them. Often after years of being told by their abuser that they’re stupid or ugly or worthless or some other shameful false message, those messages can become trapped inside the victim’s head and, like a broken record, repeat themselves over and over and …

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