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Vic Pentz

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January 25, 2015

Why do so many of the Bible’s glowing phrases feel like unfulfilled promises? We’re not wearing our armor. The world, the flesh and the devil are creaming us. We’re unarmed with what we think is clunky spiritual discipline and unable to wear Christ’s victory.


Every day we face spiritual choices. We want them to be minor, but they're not. What if life is actually a great, cosmic struggle between good and evil? The good news is a victorious life is available to each of us, if we put on the full armor of God. 

Ephesians 6:10-18

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