– It’s still the 4TH Of July holiday weekend.
– Surprisingly the attendance was a wee-bit higher than on recent weekends.
– I think that we may have come close to 150 combined for the two services.
– That included an astonishing number of first-time guests.
– I counted at least a dozen first-timers during the second service alone !
– Next week it’s the grande return of Lead Pastor Travis and his crew.
– I forgot what he looks like.
– He’ll probably look different than the last time that I saw him (with a beard).
– He’ll be kicking-off a fresh new message series entitled …
– It looks downright frightening.
– This week we concluded our 13-week “Rebel” message series.
– Dan Bard led this week’s teaching on God’s weapons against the devil.
– Dan’s teaching was totally passioniate and definitely inspirational.
– Dan is in the same league as J.T. and Gene M. – guys that inspire me.
– I could hang out and learn from those three guys all day long.
– The Good News is one of our key weapons against evil and darkness.
– God’s Army and Angels are constantly looking out for us.
– The Holy Spirit is there to lead us towards the daylight.
– I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
– I choose to capitalize on all of the weapons that God has given me.
– I choose to tell the devil to get lost and don’t ever come back here no more.
– This week’s teaching was based on these Scriptures from The Good News:
– 1 Peter 5:8-14
– 2 Kings 6:17
– Psalm 91
– Romans 8:31-32
– 1 Timothy 1:7
1 Peter 5:8-11 (NLT, 2ND Ed.)
8 Stay alert ! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.
10 In His kindness God called you to share in His eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation.
11 All power to Him forever ! Amen.
P.S. Ela – Get well soon. I’m always praying to God for you. I love you.