Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How Are You Treating God's Ear?

  1. Prayer delights God’s ear; it melts His heart; and opens His hand. God cannot deny a praying soul.
Thomas Watson

Friday, June 23, 2017

Defend Your Soul!

Image result for armor of god"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil." [Ephesians 6:11]

Satan attacks the children of God. Satan is a very formidable, subtle, and intelligent enemy. We must be on guard against him, his attacks, and his schemes at all times.

Satan will attack God's people in various ways at the most inopportune times. These attacks come when we are usually the most vulnerable. The following are some of the times that you must be on guard in order not to be overcome by temptation, sin, or the schemes of Satan:

  • When we are undergoing some type of sickness, weakness, or affliction
  • When we are going about our daily life and activities with little proactive protection against his schemes and fiery darts.
  • When we are busy and actively serving God in some capacity
  • When we have opened ourselves up to temptation by locality, opportunity, object, or vulnerability. (i.e. if we are tempted to lust, we seek out in various places things which titillate our lusts)
  • When we are being tried, tested, or troubled
This list is not exhaustive as you will imagine. It is only a guide to stimulate the thinking on protecting oneself from the attacks of Satan by the continual putting on of the armor of God. There is no "force-field" surrounding us that automatically keeps temptation from "bouncing" off and away. You must be proactive.

Someone once said, "Most Christians flee from temptation. The trouble is that they almost always leave a forwarding address." Put on the armor of God, utilize it, and defend your soul against the temptation to sin. Remember, it is no sin to be tempted. The sin comes when temptation is allowed to give birth to sin.

Monday, June 19, 2017

To God Be The Glory!

Thanks to all of you who promised to pray for me last night. The preaching of God's Word at the Trinity Bible Church of Portland to His blood bought children went well. The power of God, the presence of God, and the peace of God were abundantly present. Thank you, and to God be the glory! Please continue to pray that God will graciously reveal His next assignment for me (soon)! 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Reason for Remembering


Title:           The Reason for Remembering

Text:           I Corinthians 11:24c & 25d

Subj:           Remembrance

Prop:          I propose to you that the memory of the death of Christ is to spur you on to courageous obedience and faithfulness

Obj:            My purpose tonight is to demonstrate the relevance of remembering the death of Jesus Christ in order for it to effectively spur you on to courage and faithfulness as you await the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.