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For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

Ephesians 6:12-13

It is a serious enough thing to consider standing up to all of the human enemies of God. But when we consider that that is not our only task, our situation become more sobering. We are fighting demons. We are fighting Satan. They are stronger than us if we stand alone.

But we don’t stand alone.

We stand with God.

His armor, his whole armor helps us to stand firm against the Devil and his army in the evil day.

Pray for God’s strength to stand today.


Song by Scott Jamison – Played By Becki Warnock

Eph 6


Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Ephesians 6:10-11

What if Paul had written, “Finally, be strong by yourself”, or “be strong in yourself and in your own strength”? What if he had said, “Put on the armor you make yourself, and try to stand against the schemes of the devil.”

If he’d said that, we’d all be doomed. Doomed to condemnation.

But we can thank our Lord that he didn’t say that. We don’t fight Satan alone. We fight in the strength that the Lord gives us every day.

Praise God!


Song by Scott Jamison – Played By Becki Warnock

Eph 6

Posted by: jamsco | June 20, 2021

1-25 Application for June 26, 2021 :: 1 Peter 1:3-5


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:3-5

So much good in this passage, so much good for us.

We’re born again to a living hope
To an imperishable inheritance.
We’re guarded through faith by God’s power. All the way to Salvation.

And what does this call Paul to do? It cause him to bless our God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Bless God. Praise Him. Worship Him. Honor Him.

His salvation is forever.


Song by Scott Jamison.

1 Peter

Posted by: jamsco | June 13, 2021

1-24 Application for June 20, 2021 :: 1 Timothy 2:5


For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus

1 Timothy 2:5

There is implied bad news in this verse: We can’t get to God on our own. We need a Connector. We need a Bridge. We need a Door.

But happily we have one. He is a man. He is our mediator. He is one with God. He is Christ Jesus.

He is our Way to God.

Seek Him. Accept Him. Worship Him.


Song by Caris Li.

1 Timoth

Posted by: jamsco | June 6, 2021

1-18 Application for June 13, 2021 :: Psalm 86:5-7


For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.

Psalm 86:5-7

As I read this passage, it seems like this is a prayer from a person who knows that he has sinned and needs forgiveness. The suggestion is that if God wasn’t a forgiving god, we would have little hope that our prayers would be listened to and answered.

This is good news for sinful people who have days of trouble and who need grace and steadfast love.

Pray to this God. Trust this God. Call upon this God.


Sung by Kevin Shull – Played by Becki Warnock

Isaiah 40


Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Isaiah 40:28-29

The answer is yes. You have known and you have heard that the LORD is the everlasting God.

Here’s what else you’ve heard:
He created you and all things.
He never tires
He knows everything.
He can give you strength when you feel weak.

Ask him for strength.


Sung by Kevin Shull – Played by Phil Carlson – Song by Scott Jamison and Kevin Shull

Isaiah 40

Posted by: jamsco | May 16, 2021

1-15 Application for May 23, 2021 :: Ephesians 4:26

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.


Ephesians 4:26

Two things to point out with this verse
(1) Apparently, not all anger is sin.
(2) One way to be sinfully angry is to keep it.

God doesn’t want you harbor your sin for even twentyfour hours. So to keep it in your heart for months or years is destructive and goes against his will.

For good reason – long term anger will hurt you and your relationships.

What are you angry about right now? Should you talk to someone about it? Should you let it go?

Don’t let another night go by with this anger.


Song By Stephanie Lewis. Sung by Tom Dodds. Keyboard by Becki Warnock.

Rom 8


If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:1-3

Once again, it’s not “If you want to be raised with Christ, seek the things that are above”.

It’s not seek His things and then he will raise you.
Rather, it’s – Christ has raised you, now seek the things that are above, where He is.

You have died to your old life and now your new life is hidden with Christ, so don’t seek the lower things. Seek the upper, higher things.


Performed by Becki Warnock.

Rom 8

Posted by: jamsco | May 2, 2021

1-14 Application for May 8, 2021 :: Psalm 1:5-6


Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 1:5-6

God knows. If you are with him, if you are in his salvation, he knows your way.

And unlike the wicked, you will stand in the judgment and you will stand in the congregation of the righteous.

You will not perish. Thank God.


Sung by Debbie Jamison – Orchestral Arrangement by Phil Krause.

Rom 8

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