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Wise as Serpents: Increasing in the Wisdom and Knowledge of the Lord (Part 20 of sermon series)

The early part of Nehemiah 4 has some principles that concern our study of the nature and tactics of evil. Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, …

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Wise as Serpents – The Church’s Other Mission Field (Part 19 of sermon series)

Really we just have one mission field; but this is an aspect of the Christian’s calling which is very important and sorely neglected. It is a mission field that evil detests. To the degree that evil is dominating — wicked unregenerate people parading as christians, parading as the church —  this mission field will inevitably be ignored. And it turns …

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Wise as Serpents: Calling Evil Good, and Good Evil (Part 18 of sermon series)

There is something in us that can make us very reluctant to call evil for what it is – evil. I understand this to some extent and so do you. We do not delight in concluding that someone we know, someone perhaps that we have loved and who we thought loved us, is in fact a child of the devil with malevolent intent …

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Wise as Serpents: “Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe” – Darkness and Secrecy are Part of the Very Essence of Evil (Part 17 of sermon series)

Audio and PDF of this sermon here.  Instructions for listening to live broadcasts of church services at Christ Reformation Church Tillamook here. In these Sunday posts we publish Jeff’s sermon from the previous Sunday. ***** Evil is not a pleasurable topic, but bringing justice to bear upon it and effecting deliverance from it for its victims is very rewarding. …

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Wise as Serpents: Christ is Risen and Satan is Thrown out of Court (Part 16 of Sermon Series)

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels …

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Wise as Serpents: Why Do We Keep Silent About Evil? (Part 15 of sermon series)

Once again as we turn to this dark subject of evil, particularly as it works to creep into the church behind a cloak of the name of Christ, we must remember the promises and victory of Christ over this evil. This is the Easter season when we remember our Lord’s triumph over evil at the …

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