Video from HarperChristian Resources
"The problem isn’t just that we’ve been told lies; it’s that we end up living them. We are at war. Not with a foreign government, or domestic terrorists, or a creepy new artificial intelligence hell-bent on taking over the world. No, we are at war with something more sinister. As the apostle Paul described it, “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world” (Ephesians 6:12). Over the centuries, believers in Christ came to recognize these enemies in the spiritual realm as the world, the flesh, and the devil. These enemies employed the strategies of deceptive ideas (the devil), that played to disordered desires (the flesh), that were then normalized in a sinful society (the world). They viewed the Christian life not only as a struggle against these enemies of the soul but as an actual war against foes that sought their destruction. In this provocative and practical video series, bestselling author John Mark Comer reveals how these enemies of the soul are still at work today. He provides practical tools to help you recognize these enemies, resist the lies they try to make you believe, and experience the peace that God intends you to have—regardless of whatever situations may come your way. The study guide includes: • Individual access to four streaming video sessions • A guide to best practices for leading a group • Video notes and a comprehensive structure for group discussion time • Personal study for deeper reflection between sessions Sessions and video run times: 1. The Struggle Is Real 2. The Truth About Lies 3. The Slavery of Freedom 4. The Reality About Normality John Mark Comer is the founding pastor at Bridgetown Church, director and teacher of Practicing the Way, and the New York Times bestselling author of Live No Lies and other books. His passion is the intersection of spiritual formation and post-Christian culture, and to end, he is regularly found reading the desert fathers and mothers, ancient saints and obscure contemplatives, modern psychologists and social scientists, and op-eds from the New York Times. Most important, he is husband to T and father to Jude, Moses, and Sunday." from video introduction.