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Doug Knighton

Doug Knighton has written 352 posts for Promises for the Battle

Transformation #3—Transforming Thoughts

Do not conform yourselves to our current culture. Rather, transform yourself by renewing your mind so you can experientially confirm what the will of God is—that which is good, soul-satisfying and well-designed. Romans 12:2 Picture an ox-drawn wagon traveling down a wet dirt road; then another cart and another and another … Imagine how deep … Continue reading

Transformation #2—Glorious Transformation

With unveiled faces, we who are beholding the glory of the Lord in the gospel of the glory of Christ—who is the image of God—are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory. 2 Corinthians 3:18 It seems to be a natural law that we become like those we admire. After all, imitation … Continue reading

Transformation #1—Purposeful Transformation

When Jesus calls us to follow him, he’s not just inviting us to go where he’s going; he’s challenging us to imitate him while we walk through life with him. When we respond to him, we agree to begin a process of transformation called discipleship. But as we look at the first disciples, we see … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Defeating Covetousness

The Bible teaches that certain attitudes of mind and heart give Satan a foothold in our lives. For example, Ephesians 4:26–27 says that to allow anger against others to persist is to give place to the devil. 2 Corinthians 10:4–5 urges us to cast down all those attitudes (“arguments”) which scorn the knowledge of God. … Continue reading

Success #9—Successful Praise

God saw all that he had made, and behold, it was very good. … God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it he rested from all his work which he had created. Genesis 1:31; 2:3 O God our Creator, in your successful rest we do our work. Because you were satisfied with … Continue reading

Success #8—Attributed Success

David said, “When a lion or a bear took a lamb from my flock, I attacked it and rescued the lamb. So, this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them. Yahweh, who delivered me from the lion and the bear, will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:34–37 David was … Continue reading

Success #7—Wise Success

If the axe is dull and the user does not sharpen its edge, then he must use more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success. Ecclesiastes 10:10 Success involves completing all the steps of a process that lead to the outcome we desire, so that when we finally achieve our goal, we are able … Continue reading

Success #6—Contented Success

I have learned to be content in every circumstance. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; I have learned the secret … I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:12–13 We should not measure success by the contingencies of the … Continue reading

Success #5—Excellent Success

God will complete the good work he began in you … Your love will abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, so you will be sincere and blameless going into the day of Christ. Philippians 1:6–10 If one of the keys … Continue reading

Success #4—Humble Success

Jesus took a towel … and began to wash the disciples’ feet. … He said to Peter, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with me … I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.” John 13: 4–15 Jesus presents himself as both Teacher and … Continue reading