Entries by Stephen Brazzel

The Church is in a Spiritual Battlefield

Since the beginning, humanity has been the subject of the battle between God and Satan. Adam and Eve first dealt with him in the garden, then Cain after the fall. Noah’s contemporaries were so stricken by the influence of the devil that they were destroyed for their wickedness. Throughout the Old Testament we see the […]

The Day of Atonement

TODAY IS THE DAY OF ATONEMENT Leviticus 16: 29-30 established the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year in the Jewish calendar. In Hebrew, “Yom Kippur.” “This is to be a permanent statute for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month you are to practice self-denial and do […]

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Prayer is Always First!

I’ve been working on some material for a leadership weekend retreat for churches. The weekend is built around a study of the book of Nehemiah. The first lesson I get from Nehemiah is: Prayer is the First Thing. I don’t know if Nehemiah was a man of great faith but I know he was a […]