A Lady That Modeled Spiritual Warfare!
Years ago in Chattanooga, Tennessee there were four women in a ladies’ dress shop (3 clerks & 1 customer) The customer was in a dressing room putting on her clothes. Suddenly, the shop door burst open and in came a big tough-looking man, a knife in one hand and a revolver in the other. “Hand over your money,” he ordered. All the three women clerks could put together was 55 dollars. This enraged him. “Lie down on the floor, and if you make a move, I’ll kill you.” Then he heard the woman in the dressing room. He pushed and manhandled her, taking her money. He threatened her and cut her slightly with a knife. Then the woman reacted. Pulling herself to full height she said in a strong authoritative voice to the thief, “Stop this. In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to leave us alone. Stop this wickedness!” A look of astonishment came over the thief’s face. Bewildered, he turned and ran from the shop, leaped into a car where a woman accomplice was at the wheel, and sped away. Later police captured him, and when interrogated, he said, “That woman had power like I’ve never seen before.” When we believe in the power of Christ, we will get amazing results. Each day Satan goes after believers. He tries to attack us by lies, negativity and division. Jesus tells us that Satan comes to steal and kill and destroy. Believe, Pray and “Put on the Whole Armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Keep reading and put in practice the passage of Ephesians 4:12-18 and then Pray. I believe that the best days ahead of all our lives are in front of us. All of us have to believe that. If we don’t then we are not walking by faith. If we don’t believe, then we are not putting on the whole Armor of God and not praying as we should and as we could.
In 2011, Greg Long and I wrote the Book, “Get Your Bible Out of the Saddle Bag!” (Volume One. Genesis through Esther) Recently I have “Self-Published” the booklet “Nevertheless.” I have several copies that you can buy for $5.00. I like writing a booklet because you can read it in one or two sessions. In the next few months, I hope to “Self-Publish” the following Volumes: “Laughter Is Great Medicine” & Some Need Several Dozes.” And “Living in a Place Called Happy!” I must make this disclaimer. You probably will find several mistakes in this booklet. I do that on purpose. There are people always looking for mistakes and I would hate to disappoint them. Blessings! Pastor Charles
Today Pick up copy of 2023 proposed budget if you did not get one last Sunday
Jan 22nd Business Meeting/discuss 2023 proposed budget followed by BBQ
Jan 29th Proposed budget vote immediately after worship service
Jan 17th Churchwide Meeting for Missions/Outreach Team at 6:00pm
Jan 20th Weekly Friday Bible Study starts back at 9:00am
Jan 21st Men’s Breakfast at 8:00am
Jan 24th Sisterhood of Joy Ladies’ Ministry Souper Joy Boost at 11:00am