Dear Church: Jesus Preached With Authority, Not Suggestions (Mark Series #9)

Written by Doug Giles on March 3, 2022

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You don’t leave the kind of mark on the world the Son of God did by sticking to the safe scripts of the scribes or the Sadducees.

Jesus, with his four rough cussing fishermen buddies, rocked up to the Synagogue like He owned the place, and started kicking hornet’s nests.

What he came to say actually made a difference in people’s lives.

Jesus didn’t just know what ailed the crowd in front of him, went straight for it… and didn’t care if that ruffled feathers and popped egos along the way.

Actually, that was the point. Some egos need popping.

What made his preaching so very different? That’s what today’s Cigars and Sermons will dig into.


Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.

Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.

This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.