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May 15, 2017, 9:26 AM

The devil prowls like a lion

Church Family,

110! That's how many people we Invited to church this past week. That brings our total up to 410 over a 6 week period. What an amazing excitement that God is giving us as we go and tell others about Him!

1 Peter 5:5b-10

… “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

6Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour9Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

The devil prowls like a roaring lion…. Cast your anxiety on Jesus… God gives grace to the humble.

Peter knows all too well about pride during a time of anxiety. He remembers what it was like when God told him that he was going to deny Him. Peter’s response, Pride. Rather than casting his anxiety on Jesus, Peter not only tried to foolish deal with it on his own, he up the ante by claiming he was willing to die with Jesus. Peter meant what he said, but he failed to see that he was trusting in himself and not Jesus.

I love that God not only saves us from our sins, but also our enemies. When the time comes God is always faithful to restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you! Today rather than fighting your anxiety on your own, stop, pray, and stand firm in your faith. 

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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