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Doug Knighton

Doug Knighton has written 435 posts for Promises for the Battle

Forgiven #3—Forgiven Love

“Her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven. … Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke 7:47–50 Jesus suggests that we imagine ourselves to be debtors who owe more than … Continue reading

Forgiven #2—Justly Forgiven

If we walk in the light, as God is in the light, … the blood of God’s Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin. … If we confess our sins, God is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:7–9 The one thing that we can … Continue reading

Forgiven #1—Forgiveness First

Then the Eternal passed by in front of Moses and proclaimed, “The Eternal, the Eternal God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in kindness and faithfulness; who preserves kindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet he will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.” Exodus 34:6–7 Day by day, moment … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Looking for Grace

To live as a Christian is to engage in a battle: “Fight the good fight of the faith,” Paul admonished Timothy (1 Timothy 6:12). But the Bible’s way for waging this warfare differs markedly from the way ordinary warfare is carried on. Only armies that keep their attention on every move the enemy makes can … Continue reading

The Present of Advent

Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28 We celebrate in order to bring the joy of the past into the present. We anticipate in order to bring the joy … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #9—Jesus, Part 2

The diseased boy’s father said, “If you are able to do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Then Jesus said to him, “‘If you are able?’ All things are possible for the one who believes.” Mark 9:22–23 When Jesus knew he needed power for engaging in the ministry God had given him to … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #8—Jesus

Since he himself suffered when he was tested, he is able to help those who are tested. Therefore … take note of Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess, who was faithful to him who appointed him. … Jesus is the primary example and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out … Continue reading

Praise and Thanks for Grace to Serve

God is gracious to us in that he exerts himself on our behalf so that we have cause to enjoy more and more of the goodness he enjoys about himself. His grace is sufficient to effect a transformation in us that will enable us to be successful in all that he gives us to do. … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #7—Paul

I have learned to be content in any circumstance. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11–13 When we think of Paul the apostle, it … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #6—Peter

“Simon, Simon, pay attention! Satan has demanded to have you all in order to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. When you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31–32. Jesus is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because … Continue reading