The BIC Canada Theological Study Day 2017 was held on Friday, May 5th, 2017 (9:30am-4pm)
WATCH THE DAY’S SESSIONS HERE:
Session 2 – World at War
Overview of the Day – “Overcoming Evil with Good”:
Prayer, the Holy Spirit, and Spiritual Power in a Secular Age
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” – Romans 12:21
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, 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.” – Ephesians 6:12
Following Jesus in a secular age requires spiritual vigilance as opposing forces work to distract us, frustrate us, lull us to sleep and diffuse our faith. It’s easy to start feeling at home in the world’s systems of money, power, sex, busyness, consumption, security, and significance.
As followers of Jesus we have the advantage if we will learn to recognize, resist, and overcome evil in the power of the Spirit of God.
The question is how?
Out of that awareness other questions emerge:
- How do we resist evil while loving our enemies?
- What role does prayer play? How does it change us and how does it change things?
- How does the Holy Spirit fit into all of this?
- Why is the Holy Spirit so hard for many of us to talk about and relate to?
- Has our “baggage with religion”caused us to reject aspects of our spiritual authority that should be recovered?
Join us for a day with author, Pastor, and theologian Greg Boyd as he unpacks this topic and helps us to think through answers to these and other questions. The objective of the day is that we might recover an awareness of the spiritual power that has been given to us to live out the values of the kingdom of God and resist evil in a way that makes sense for today.
See the book: God at War – The Bible and Spiritual Conflict
Speaker: Greg Boyd
Download: Study Booklet