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Powers of Darkness - a sermon series for August

posted Jul 23, 2012, 2:54 AM by Tim Isbell   [ updated Jul 23, 2012, 2:54 AM ]
This is a very strong original series where the primary source material comes from Clinton Arnold's book: Powers of Darkness. It takes courage and years in ministry before most of us are ready to preach this to a modern congregation.  Indeed, I sidestepped it for 17 years before deciding that I simply must help our people understand it.  So I prayed about it and sought the advice of some Christian college professors.  My friend Dr. Dean Flemming, a classmate of Clinton Arnold at Aberdeen, suggested his book to me.  I found it extremely helpful for building a theological and biblical understanding.  The rest comes from my experience pastoring a multi-congregational church with many first-generation Christian parishioners from families with long histories in ancestor and other pagan worship traditions.

While the original series is 4 weeks long, I once needed to preach the main concepts in a single sermon.  So, on this posting you will find both the 4 sermon series, and also the 1 sermon version.

If you are looking for strong material on this challenging subject, just click on Powers of Darkness