Drawing from two masterful works by John Owen, Kris Lundgaard offers insight, encouragement, and hope for overcoming the enemy within. The Enemy Within and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin Paperback – November 1, How would you like to fight an enemy who, just as you have him on the ropes, always evades the final blow? The Enemy within by Kris Lundgaard, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.


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In your struggle against sin, there is only one thing more important to grasp than these four facts: Praise God that this book starts with the gospel!

CROSS-eyed: Book Summary/Review: The Enemy Within

Sin loves to parade the promises of suffering given to Christians. Sin reminds us of the pleasures it offers. Lundgaard also reminds us that sin takes no breaks.


Lundgaard ends this chapter with an appeal to those who do not sense the luring power of sin in their lives. He the enemy within lundgaard us that no one who is born of God can live at peace with sin 1 John 3: The Haunted House In this chapter, Lundgaard compares our sinful hearts to a haunted house.


Sin lurks in the darkness ready to bombard us at all times. Just when we think the enemy within lundgaard have found these monsters, they slip away into the crevices of our hearts and ready for their next attack.

The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin

The Holy Spirit is the blazing torch we carry into the haunted house, and he ferrets out the monsters. The the enemy within lundgaard of sin will not accept a cease-fire, much less a peace treaty.

We must fight this enmity for the rest of our lives. There is no common ground between God and the flesh.

The Enemy Within

But savoring the glory of Christ and his tender love until your heart is softened toward him is like using mental math to calculate pi to the thousandth place.

And giving a birthday present to your best friend is like the enemy within lundgaard down some double-fudge brownies. The Tricks of the Trade This chapter is all about deception.

Sin works by deceiving us. It does not tell us the whole truth the enemy within lundgaard anything. We must use our minds to evaluate and screen everything that sin throws at us.

The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin by Kris Lundgaard

No Idle Mind This chapter is about two of the most important tools God has given us to kill the flesh. These two great tools of the mind are meditation and private prayer. Because these tools are designed by God to kill sin, the flesh opposes these tools with all its wily strength.

Lundgaard is the enemy within lundgaard talking about casual Bible reading and intercessory prayer. Lundgaard gives us three things to keep in mind as we pick up these priceless tools: Lundgaard compares the flesh to a wolverine.

The Enemy within : Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin

Suppose your Biology professor gave you a live wolverine and asked you to dissect it with no anesthetic and no way to tie the beast down. Contrast the enemy within lundgaard with a 'grace-centered' or 'gospel-centered' view towards sanctification think Tullian Tchividjian or Elyse Fitzpatrick.

Should we not judge this book based on how effectively the author offers a solution to live with and fight against indwelling sin?? I would summarize the author's main argument and the enemy within lundgaard like this: The book simply focuses too much on self-determination and will-power.

I am quite sympathetic of this Philippians 2: I think there are a couple of reasons the author failed here and I'm sympathetic with him, but this leads me to the book other primary shortcoming.

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