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Iowa City Church Podcast

Welcome to the Iowa City Church sermon and teaching page.  We know that life can be confusing, and sometime just plain hard.  We believe the best way to live life comes through following Jesus.  These lessons and sermons are designed to be a resource to help you on that journey.  We hope you find them helpful!

Mar 2, 2021

How often do you go through your day and contemplate the impact of the spiritual forces of evil upon your life?  Well, if you are like most people, your answer is probably zero.  As we scan the headlines, or watch the news ticker on the bottom of the screen, we learn everyday about horrible atrocities taking place in our world; murders, abuse, genocide, and sex slavery.  We shake our heads in disgust, and then point the blame at a government, regime or person.  But what if there is something more sinister and evil going on?

Jesus specifically states that there are spiritual forces at work all around; unseen enemies of God's plan in the world.  The apostle Paul even declares that the battle a Christian fights isn't against humans, but against "the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."  The "heavenly realms" refers to the unseen, the spiritual space all around people.  What both Jesus and the apostle Paul are teaching is that the unseen is real, dangerous...and most importantly something people need to defend themselves against!

In this sermon we will not only try to better understand what is going on "behind the scenes" but also learn a defensive strategy we can deploy to defend ourselves against the spiritual forces of evil.  Don't miss out on part three of The Bottom Line, it is going to be very helpful!