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    Spiritual Warfare: The Right Tool for the Job

    In seminary, I had a Greek professor that drilled a mantra into our heads. Every day he reminded us,“You must have the right tools for the job.” There was even a song and a video to further bring this point home. What he meant was, when parsing Greek verbs and drawing countless diagrams you must have the right study tools to get the job done. Not employing the right tool for such a job would leave you frustrated having wasted way too much time and energy. This mantra can be applied in almost any circumstance but I want to focus our attention on the necessary tools for the job of…

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    What’s in Your Closet?

    My husband lost over 100 pounds a few years ago. Throughout the months of his weight loss we began to notice that his clothes weren't the right fit anymore. They were made for the body he used to have, not the one he was beginning to have. And eventually NOTHING fit—not even the underclothes. Since we weren’t able to fully replace the wardrobe, he kept wearing many of the things he always had and sometimes looked like a child wearing hand-me-downs, several sizes too big. The Scriptures remind us that we as believers are also changing. As we mature in our faith, the ways we used to act or talk or…