October 21th, 2012

Today's Message: Hindered, but not defeated

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Defeating Satan
Does the Devil smile when you say you are going to do something? Or is he afraid?
Satan can handle most of the people who declare war on him through many of his tricks. Very few scare him. Very few have come through his game and won victory after victory.  On the other hand, I believe he has breathed a sigh of relief when certain saints passed away.  
Rick Renner, started a church in the heart of Moscow. People came crawling out of the woodwork to tell them, “Moscow is the seat of demonic principalities and powers. This heavily concentrated demonic influence is so strong that no one has been able to break through and establish a powerful church in the heart of Moscow. We want to prepare you so you won’t be too disappointed, because you probably won’t be able to do it either.” He did it with God’s help. “When we started church in several key cities, we were warned, 'No one has ever been able to establish a big church in those cities, and you won’t be able to do it either.' But with God’s help we did it, and today those cities have large, powerful churches that are flourishing!”
Are we scared of problems? Do we run and hide when trouble pokes up its head over an entrenchment or from behind a tree from the most surprising of places? Settle yourself in for the long haul. If the devil hinders, determine that won’t stop you.

1Th 2:18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
If we are going to do anything significant for the kingdom of heaven we must know in advance Satan will not be happy about it. He will try to stop, thwart, and dissuade you from staying on track. Rick says, “The last thing he wants is for you to step into the middle of God’s will for your life, because he knows the moment you do, mighty and powerful things will begin to happen that negatively affect his dark kingdom. Satan will most definitely do all he can to keep you from getting where God wants you to be.” So, is the devil scared or amused when you declare a spiritual desire and determination? - Pastor Mike

THE GIFTS OF HELPS

There seems to always to be something that needs fixed, cleaned, or maintained at the church. Pulling weeds, cleaning windows, vacuuming rooms, shoveling snow, hauling trash, or cleaning closets. If God has blessed you with a healthy body to work, your time and energy to help would be appreciated.  Pray and asked the Lord what He would have you to do. Many hands make the load lighter for everyone.

 “And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, and helps…”- 1 Corinth. 12:28

SONG SELECTIONS

The Old Time religion 229
Soldiers of Immanuel  363

PRAYER REQUEST

• Harbison Family- lost their son.
• E51 Youth Night each Friday evening
• Children’s Ministry
• God’s will be done on Election Day.
• The presence of the Holy Spirit