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Doug Knighton

Doug Knighton has written 426 posts for Promises for the Battle

Examples of Faith #4—Joseph

Joseph’s master saw that Yahweh was with him and that he caused all that Joseph did to succeed. … Joseph refused his master’s wife’s advances: “… My master has put all that he owns in my charge. … He has withheld nothing from me except you because you are his wife. How then could I … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #3—Abraham

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed … for he was waiting for the city with firm foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Hebrews 11:8–10 Abraham’s faith was completed through his works. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God and his believing was counted to him for righteousness,” and he … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #2—Rahab

“Yahweh, your deity, is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. Therefore, please swear to me by Yahweh, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father’s household, and give me a true pledge … to deliver our lives from death.” So the men said to her, … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #1—Enoch

God desires our faith in him to grow. Indeed, he expects our faith in him to grow. The principle reason Christ gifted his Church with apostles, prophets, pastors, and teachers is so that they could equip the rest of us, his saints, to serve one another so that we would become mature in our faith. … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Close Fellowship with God

God wants close fellowship with each of us. Jesus pictured himself as knocking at our heart’s door, with the hope that we will open it so he can have, as it were, table fellowship with us (Revelation 3:20). But in order for fellowship to occur, there must not only be that other person with whom … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Jesus’ Perseverance

Jesus taught that the those who wanted to follow him would need to persevere to the end (Matthew 24:3). So we began our series about persevering in faith by acknowledging that sometimes we feel like giving up. When the pressure seems so unbearable that we’re ready to cave in, we need to fine tune our … Continue reading

Perseverance #8— Praised By Perseverance

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has caused us to be born again … and who protects us by his power through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:3–5 How precious is the hope you have … Continue reading

Perseverance #7— Persevering Sowers

The one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life. So let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not give up. Galatians 6:8–9 Ranger training … Continue reading

Perseverance #6— Sympathetic Grace

We have a high priest who can sympathize with our weaknesses, One who has been tested according to all the things that test us, yet without sinning. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews … Continue reading

Perseverance #5—Beloved Keeper

The Eternal is near to all who call upon him sincerely. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him. He will certainly hear their cry and save them. The Eternal keeps all who love him; but all the wicked, he will destroy. Psalm 145:18–20 If we want to be kept by God, we … Continue reading