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    Unforgiveness

    08.01.20 | Strongholds | by Kyle Davison Bair

    We all want to receive forgiveness for our mistakes. Yet when people hurt us, extending forgiveness can feel impossible. Despite the difficulty, forgiving those who hurt us is one of the swiftest paths to the abundant life Jesus promised.

      Sexual Bondage

      07.31.20 | Strongholds | by Kyle Davison Bair

      At one level, sexual sin is like every other sin since it creates a barrier between you and God. Yet this particular sin can hold you in bondage like few others. It releases feel-good chemicals swiftly, making it powerfully addictive. In many...

        Superiority

        07.30.20 | Strongholds | by Kyle Davison Bair

        Your life is not about you. As soon as you realize this, your real life can begin. Jesus promised a greater life than we could ever imagine on our own. “I came that [you] may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10 ESV). “No eye has seen...

          Shame

          07.29.20 | Strongholds | by Kyle Davison Bair

          Shame dies at the cross. Others may heap shame on us (or we heap it on ourselves) in response to our failures, whether real or perceived. But Jesus set us free from shame. To kill it, we must go straight to His cross.

            Fear

            07.28.20 | Strongholds | by Kyle Davison Bair

            To neutralize fear, you need a greater fear. Children fear monsters under the bed until their mommy or daddy sits down next to them. The child “fears” their parent more than the monsters. They know mommy or daddy is stronger. The greater fear...