Spiritual Warfare and Sunday Morning Fights

My folks got saved in a charismatically oriented church, so I grew up in a charismatically oriented spirituality.

And I’m glad about that.

One illustration: every Sunday morning our family would have a nasty fight before church. It was attributed to spiritual warfare. I think that was (and is) right on.

Of course, such things like fighting with your wife all the way to church (for instance) are a result of indwelling sin. But it is no accident that Sunday mornings before serving and worshipping the Lord tend to draw out those sinful reactions. I think it’s because the enemy who hates our souls and our God wants to ruin our worship on the Lord’s Day.

It’s my fault when I’m a selfish jerk on Sunday mornings, but there is also a very real Enemy.

What about you? Anyone else notice that Sunday mornings are more prime “fight time” than other parts of the week?

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About Danny Slavich

I am a Christian husband, father, pastor, and poet. I lead Pembroke Road Baptist Church a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in urban South Florida.
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3 Responses to Spiritual Warfare and Sunday Morning Fights

  1. Lee says:

    I think that for us, historically, it’s been more of a “fight the night before” (Sunday or mid-week Bible study) situation. (It seems like this happens much less than it used to, though, which is good.) I have also felt that such occurrences must delight the Enemy and that even if he didn’t have a direct hand in the conflict, he can sure use it to his advantage and our disadvantage. Also, I find that other sin (particularly sin which has not been confessed or otherwise dealt with) greatly impacts conflict in general and this “specialized” conflict in particular.

    Of course, we may be more sensitized to conflict before Sunday mornings or Bible studies because of the impact of conflict on those occasions. It would be interesting to try to objectively chart all conflict and see where it lands during the week.

  2. Danny Slavich says:

    So, basically, you’re saying you disagree with me 😉

  3. Lee says:

    Not quite 🙂 I’m saying that we share similar perceptions (fighting before Sunday, etc. can be attributed to spiritual warfare) on this topic, but that we both might be drawing incorrect conclusions (such fights occur more often on such occasions).

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