October 30, 2013

Pray For MY HOPE

Pray For MY HOPE


And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

~Matthew 6:13, NASB


At the heart of the story stands the cross of Christ where evil did its worst and met its match.

~John W. Wenham


A few years back a man by the name of Rick Santorum was running for president and he made the statement that he believed the devil had targeted America. The secular media went into a frenzy. Go back a few more years and the greatest president in our life time referred to communism as the evil empire. The secular media made every attempt to vilify him but he was too popular and they had to let it go. In one century, communism murdered more Christians than all other persecutors combined over the 19 previous centuries.  Secular humanist [liberals] are hypocrites: they say there is no such thing as evil and then they put dead bolt locks on their doors. Jesus prayed that we would be delivered from evil and He would not have prayed such a prayer if evil did not exist. Our problem is that we do not understand how evil works. We are looking for a man with horns, dressed in flaming red and carrying a pitch fork. Evil is much more subtle, matter of fact, evil often appears to be good. Evil works in degrees via the compromise. Lot pitched his tent toward Sodom and then he pitched it again, this time a little closer to Sodom, and again until he was near the wall and then he sold his tent and bought a condo in Sodom. He would have been destroyed by the evil  of Sodom had not it been for his uncle’s faithful intercession and intervention of God. How much have you compromised in the last decade? What are you doing now that was totally unacceptable ten years ago? “Father, deliver us from evil, the evil one and his evil schemes.”


Stew tonight from 5:30-7:00. It is one of our longest running traditions that began back in the early 80’s. Traditions are hard to maintain these days. The AWANA kids are doing hay rides and I think they want to leave about 6:15 and get back no later than 7:15. Choir will met at 7:00 but Adults and Youth will not met. Just come enjoy a bowl of stew on the house. Bring a dessert or drink if want but you don’t have to bring anything. Tomorrow night is TRUNK-A-TREAT from 6:00-7:00 pm. They have changed the weather forecast, rain holding off until later in the night but even if it rains, we will use the FORTE. We always do TRUNK-A-TREAT on October 31  come rain, sun, volley ball or high water.

One Response to “Evil”

  1. Steve Says:

    This is a good one brother Jack. Hope and pray that the Matthew’s do great!

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