Checkmate: The Conclusion

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com During these past several months, we have spent time on this blog series to talk about spiritual warfare and look at different tactics the Devil uses to try and trap us in sin. Using Disney movies as models, we have also looked at scriptural ways to combat Satan’s schemes and …

Checkmate (pt. 8): A Frozen Heart

A few weeks ago (in Pt. 6), we discussed how the Devil uses shame to trap us and undermine our God-Given value. In today’s post, I want to talk about another of Satan’s tactics that is meant to confine us: Fear. As much as shame keeps us from recognizing our gifts, fear keeps us from …

Checkmate (pt. 7): Head to the Heart

Photo by KOUSHIK BALA on Pexels.com One of the less celebrated, yet beautifully crafted Disney movies of the Disney Renaissance (1989-1999) was The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a film only loosely based on the Victor Hugo novel of the same name. The story follows Frollo, a self-righteous archdeacon of the Catholic church and Minister of …

Checkmate (pt. 6): Remember Who You Are

Let me tell you a story. Once, there was a poor man who committed a crime, and was sentenced to serve time in jail until he could pay a substantial fine. He knew that he was guilty of committing the crime and honestly felt sorry for doing the things he had done. He felt that …

Checkmate (pt. 5): Dig a Little Deeper

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I’m going to be honest with you (I say that as if I am normally dishonest) This was not an easy blog post to write. It is not that the subject matter was exceedingly difficult to grasp or that it required an immense amount of detailed research, but this post …

Checkmate (pt.4):A Tangled Mind

One of my absolute favorite Disney movies is Tangled, the ultimate “damsel in distress” story. Besides the lifelike animation, catchy soundtrack, and lovable characters (Flynn Rider, am I right, ladies?), the movie has an engaging plot that is timeless (both because it is as old as the hills, and because it seems new every time). …

Checkmate (pt. 3): Our Enemy

Photo by Gladson Xavier on Pexels.com I was doing some internet research this week, and I came upon an article by Clayton King about spiritual warfare. In the article, he said, “It strikes me as odd that we say we believe in Satan yet we live and act as if he is nothing more than …

Checkmate (pt. 2): The Sin Swap

Before we get too into this blog series on spiritual warfare and really dive into using the weapons God has given us to fight spiritual battles, I want to take a few moments to talk about why we must fight against the devil’s schemes, and provide a little theological background on sin. To help explain …

Checkmate

Photo by George Becker on Pexels.com Have you ever played chess? My younger brother is an avid chess fan, and he would spend hours playing chess with the rest of the family if we would challenge him to a match. He has studied the game about as much as an 11 year old boy can, …

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