Secrets of God's Armor - THRIVE 2015
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God does not give us theories in Scripture. He tells us how to live in a dynamic and restful way (Matthew 11:28-30). The same is true when it comes to God’s Armor revealed in Ephesians 6:10-18, but so often we have missed what God was really saying. We get lost in an analysis of Roman military equipment. There is a subtle danger in associating too closely the spiritual armor with the Roman armor. We can believe that the spiritual weapon will act in the same way and with the same limitations as the Roman pieces of armor. But each of the spiritual pieces of armor is powerful way beyond any comparison to belts, shields, swords, and the like.


This book takes a different approach. We examine what the heroes of the faith (Job, David, Peter, Paul, Moses, etc., and most importantly Jesus) actually did when they encountered the Devil. What they did perfectly matches the pieces of God’s Armor but only after you look past the Roman military metaphor and see the actual spiritual weapon. The heroes of the faith challenged the strategies of the Devil with truth, righteous actions, strategies of peace, God-designed risk, daring ways of escape, whispers of God’s Word, specific prayers, and feedback-corrected actions. And they won over and over again with these simple but powerful spiritual weapons. 


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Close Encounters of the God Kind - THRIVE 2015
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Close Encounters of the God Kind - Audio Part A - THRIVE 2015
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Close Encounters of the God Kind - Audio Part B - THRIVE 2015
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There is a danger in most discussions of spiritual warfare. It is the danger of talking way too much about the Devil and not enough about God. The greatest weapon that the Christian has against the designs of the Devil is God Almighty. All that He says, does, and is allows us to have any victory over the ravages of the devourer (1 Peter 5:8). I am hopeful that this little volume will put our focus where it should be in all issues of Spiritual Warfare: on God first and foremost. In this book you will begin a more in-depth exploration of the Living God. You will discover that He is an infinite, self-existent spirit who acts in amazing ways with delightful consequences for you. Do not miss going deeper in your understanding and joy in God. God calls you to delight in Him (Psalm 37:4) and live an abundant life (John 10:10). The spiritual warrior needs to focus on the Lord God Almighty and not the Devil. The spiritual warrior has been invited into a relationship of delight and joy with the Ancient of Days. It is this relationship that must occupy his or her focus, not the evil that the Devil can seduce people to commit. King David tells us that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4). If our desire is to release the captives from the snare of the Devil, then we should begin to delight in God at a higher level (2 Timothy 2:24-26).


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"Life is Relationships"


The mission of Principles To Live By is to declare, apply, and demonstrate God's unchanging principles of life to individuals, families, churches, and communities so they might fulfill their unique purpose and fully express the good works that God has designed for them.


Principles to Live By seeks to be a clear voice for God's principles of life. God has principles for every area of life that will result in a new quality of life if followed. God has sent His Son Jesus Christ to be a sacrifice for our sins so that we might enjoy the wonder of eternal life. (John 17:3) 


It is amazing that many Christians are living in spiritual proverty, not enjoying the fullness of the Christian life. Principles To Live By seeks to bridge that gap with practical, biblical, and compelling presentations of the truths of God's Word.


PTLB Coach - Dr. Gil Stieglitz

Dr. Gil Stieglitz is an author, speaker, catalyst, professor, and leadership consultant. He is Campus Pastor of Hillside Christian Church in Roseville, California. President and founder of Principles To Live By. He is an adjunct professor at Western Seminary (Sacramento Campus), a church consultant for Thriving Churches International. He is on the board at Courage Worldwide - a wonderful organization that rescues children forced into sexual slavery. He has been denominational executive for fifteen years with the Evangelical Free Church of America. He was a senior pastor at a church in southern California for seventeen years. 

PTLB Coach - Pastor Michael Baggett

Michael has led and developed single adult ministries since 1993 including the thriving singles ministry at Bayside Church in Granite Bay, California that began with his arrival in 2004. He has 21 years of experience in adult ministries, church leadership, strategic planning, and ministry expansion in churches from 1500 to 12000 in weekend attendance. With a huge passion for discipleship, Michael brings unique insights and experience for developing adult ministries for married couples, men, blended families, and single adults including divorce recovery ministry and single parent family ministry. With a primary gift of leadership, Michael enjoys developing people and has a fresh, authentic style of teaching that relates well to others who have experienced life in the real world.


Daily Devotions with Dr. Gil

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Just wanted to let you know that I have really gotten a lot out of your "Breakfast with Jesus" devotions. They have been an amazing addition to my morning time with God. I appreciate getting them! 

Thank you!  Tim


Gil I am so glad you have started this series!  I am looking forward to my coffee with Jesus every morning!   Cindy


Today's was "one of your best!!"  Thanks... and IMHO (In My Humble Opinion) this series and format of "Breakfast With Jesus" has been very well done.   Don


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