Yesterday on Bold Steps, Pastor Mark Jobe started a new series titled, Connected—Breaking Out of Isolation. And we looked at how our tongues have the power to speak life or death. And in today’s lesson, he will remind us how encouraging words can cause the people around us to flourish and grow. Our message is called … Affirm, the Power of Words.
A lot of us are living in cities and crowded places. Here in Chicago, we have to fight for parking spaces. Yet, even in a crowd, we can sometimes still feel lonely and disconnected. Pastor Mark Jobe believes we feel lonely or disconnected because we’re missing real, authentic connections with people. We may live around them … but we don’t know them. With the advent of COVID, people have even developed a little bit of what’s known as the Cocooning effect … insulating themselves from perceived danger instead of getting out and getting to know one another. But those who want to grow and mature in their lives and in their faith are the people who are most connected in their marriage, with their family, and in church and the community. And in this series, we’re going to be learning how to break down some walls that lead to isolation and today on Bold Steps, we'll discuss the Power of Words …
Today on Bold Steps, as we move forward in our series, When You Believe, Everything Changes, Pastor Mark Jobe will help us look at how we can take steps to win the spiritual battles we all face. Specifically, what pieces of battle armor we need to wear to protect us and allow us to fight back against spiritual forces that are all around us.
Yesterday on Bold Steps, Pastor Mark Jobe started a message titled, You Can Win the Battle, and today as we move forward in our study from the book of Ephesians, we’re going to learn more about the enemy and the equipment we need to win the battle. We’re in chapter 6, verse 10.
Today begins the final message of this Bold Steps series, When You Believe, Everything Changes. The topic the apostle Paul touches on in Ephesians 6 is that there is an unseen world all around us and that we’re actually in a battle. Pastor Mark Jobe says that there are lots of people who are not tuned in to the spiritual realms, but we are at war … and more than ever, it’s evident by what we are seeing in our culture. We’re seeing the effects of this spiritual war in both our secular and Christian communities. And so, we need to know what victory and winning the battle looks like. This message comes from the book of Ephesians chapter 6.
Mark Jobe serves as president of Moody Bible Institute and host of Moody Radio's Bold Steps. He is the author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call (Moody Publishers). He is also the founding pastor of New Life Community Church, a Chicago-based ministry with 27 locations throughout Chicago. Mark earned a diploma from Moody in 1984, a master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He and his wife, Dee, have three adult children.
Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe takes you on the path to freedom and authenticity in Christ. With candid, topical teaching from God’s Word, Dr. Jobe offers simple gospel messages with the power to transform your life.