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Screwtape Letters – Week 4, Letters 10 – 12

Letter 10 Themes: Spiritual significance of friendships and acquaintances; social, sexual, and intellectual vanity; pride; friendship and love of the world; avoiding being two-faced or duplicitous; hypocrisy. Letter 11 Themes: Understanding human laughter and the risk fo sinning through joking; danger of flippancy. Letter 12 Themes: Backsliding; dry times; loss of enthusiasm for spiritual things;…

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Screwtape Letters – Week 3, Letters 7 – 9

Letter 7 Themes: Materialism (evolutionary thinking), skepticism, belief in demons; factions and cliques; spiritual distraction through social causes, movements, or policies. Letter 8 Themes: Ups and downs of spiritual life; growing during the dry times; the walk of faith and obedience. Letter 9 Themes: Spiritually dry times; sensual temptations during these times; the enticements and…

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Screwtape Letters – Week 2, Letters 4 – 6

Letter 4 Themes: The subtle attacks against prayer life; the implications of not seeing God directly in prayer. Letter 5 Themes: Fear, anguish, despair; war, suffering; contented worldliness; growth through suffering; faith. Letter 6 Themes: Fear, anxiety worry, suspense about the future; faith trust; prayer; revenge, anger; apathy.

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Screwtape Letters – Week 1, Letters 1 – 3

Letter 1 Themes: Complacent and smug thinking; evaluation of truth, reality, and materialism; temptations when draw the patient away from universal (eternal) issues. Letter 2 Themes: Reality verses expectations; disappointment & disillusionment with church; genuine humility. Letter 3 Themes: Sanctification; relationships as a Christian; humility, judgmental attitudes; personal blind spots; danger of speech; the focus…

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The Screwtape Letters – A Whimsical Introduction to the World of Screwtape

For this study we will use The Screwtape Letters Study Guide & Commentary – Understanding the Classic Book by C.S. Lewis by Mondo Gonzales. Xulon Press. Maitland, FL. Copyright: 2021. On page v, the author grants the following: “Note about copyright: Permission is granted for the purchaser to make copies of the handouts only for…

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Relational Holiness – Responding to the Call of Love

By  Thomas Jay Oord and Michael Lodahl This study calls us to center our understanding and practice of Christian holiness where John Wesley did – in the love of God and neighbor. It also highlights Wesley’s wisdom about the vital role of spiritual practices in nurturing and shaping this love. Relational Holiness offers insight and evidence…