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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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Covetousness and Oppression — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Covetousness and Oppression Psalm 10 KJV by Ps Sam Powell PSALM 10 Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? 2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. 3 For the wicked boasteth of his …

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Wicked Men Within the Covenant Community — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Sam Powell’s sermon, Wicked Men Within the Covenant Community, explains some truths that are very helpful for victims of abuse: if we confess our sins to our abusers, they use that as more ammunition with which to abuse us. Abusers falsely accuse victims of sins we have not done. Abusers and their father the devil love …

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Psalm 55 — Exposition by Charles H. Spurgeon

The Psalms can be a comfort during times of loss, grief, and hurting. Psalm 55 is one such psalm. Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s exposition of this psalm is brimming with wisdom and insight. Here is the first verse of Psalm 55 and Spurgeon’s exposition of that verse. The remainder of the Psalm is copied afterwards and the exposition for …

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We must be done with Harlequin or Mills & Boon romance notions of love

I (Jeff) have never read a romance novel, but I have watched a few movies of that genre—the Jane Austen type I suppose. Austen’s novels are way better than the pulp romance novels because she exposes more than one wicked character: she depicts how people can get duped by the wicked, and how they can resist …

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A Sure Sign of a Bully or Abuser: the Gnashing of Teeth

Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. (Acts 7:54) Recently I was reminded still once more of how the wicked react when their evil is exposed and they are called to account. The fangs come out. The bullying begins. They are like vicious, wild animals snapping …

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