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Doug Knighton

Doug Knighton has written 358 posts for Promises for the Battle

Team #8—Praise for the Team

There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 1 Corinthians 14:4–6 Together everyone accomplished more. Together you create and sustain all that is not God. Together … Continue reading

Team #7—Able to Admonish

I myself have become persuaded about you, my brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness, in that you have been filled with all knowledge so you are able to admonish one another. Romans 15:14 Imagine that! We who follow Jesus in the obedience of faith are full of goodness. Not just any goodness, … Continue reading

Team #6—All for One, One for All

God has composed the body … so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 1 Corinthians 12:24–25 A kidney specialist once commented that God made the body just to carry around our kidneys; everything the body does is designed to feed, … Continue reading

Team #5—Loving Investment

Jesus said, “Love your enemies, and do good. … Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” Luke 6:35–38 The economics of God’s relational strategy seem … Continue reading

Team #4—Purifying Love

“I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be my people. … I will welcome you. I will be a father to you.” Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. … Continue reading

Team #3—Needed Grace

Do not let any rotten word proceed from your mouth, but only what is good for servicing someone’s need, in order to give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 Gracious words can flow from the joy of our hearts, through others’ ears, to the joy of their hearts. This is amazing! It’s also daunting. … Continue reading

Team #2—Monkey See, Monkey Do

If you will fear the Eternal and serve him, and listen to his voice and not rebel against the command of the Eternal, then both you and also the king who reigns over you will follow the Eternal, your God. 1 Samuel 12:14 The dynamics of teamwork are unique in that the principle of cause … Continue reading

Team #1— “E Pluribus Unum”

Jesus’ command to “love your enemies” reflects his understanding that the command to “love your neighbor” occurred as the positive contrast to the commands not to bear a grudge or take vengeance against those in our community who were seriously annoying, those close to us who were opposing or undermining our efforts to contribute to … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About the Blessing of Chastening

According to Deuteronomy 28:47, we are to serve the Lord with joyfulness and gladness of heart, “because of the abundance of all things.” My initial response is that I know of no one, myself included, who has an “abundance of all things.” Everyone senses deficiencies in some part of our lives. Nevertheless, according to this … Continue reading

Transformation #8—Final Transformation

The Lord, Jesus Christ, will transform these humble bodies of ours into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself. Philippians 3:21. O Life-changing God, our hearts rejoice that you bring your transforming power to bear for us. We delight in … Continue reading