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Memorial resbyterian             Church St. Augustine, Florida

Memorial Presbyterian
Church
St. Augustine, Florida

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8 NKJV).

Ask any prominent pastor and he will tell you that the more you serve God the bigger the evil one’s target is on your back. The more renowned the faithful worker for Christ, the more the evil one is threatened. God protects, for sure, but we must be mindful and in constant contact with our Lord.

Paul, that great apostle, was shipwrecked three times. He was beaten with the forty lashes minus one five times. He lived with the constant threat of death by the Jews; they looked on his conversion as treason. Three times he was beaten with rods. Once he was stoned. Why did he continue? Because sharing the gospel was worth the pain. All of the disciples, except John, suffered violent deaths. But because Jesus had already overcome death on the cross, they went to their reward. The evil one doesn’t win when people die unless they are not saved.
This is why we must working and praying every day for our friends and acquaintances or people we see on the street. The counterfeiter tries to fool us into thinking he rules the world. But the world is not his and if you read the end of the book, you know that God has already won the battle. We are on God’s side. We could have no more powerful leader. He will protect us. We are His hands and feet here on Earth. Serving Him is an honor and a privilege. We humbly accept the mission assigned each day.

We must be self-controlled and alert as we go about the business of serving our Lord. Evil can be very subtle. Keep your eyes open. There is no greater calling than serving our Lord. The evil one has been conquered, he has no power here on Earth. He’s going down and he wants to take as many as possible with him.
And the miracle is that you are covered by the blood of Christ, and that makes you a threat to the enemy. You need not fear the enemy, but be vigilant. He will attack. Many have fallen and disgraced God’s name. You can stand. God has your back.

This is an excerpt from a forty-day devotional, “The Miracle of You.” Click here to order.

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Alma Temple

Alma Temple

April 17th I am scheduled to speak at the evening service at Alma Temple. My presentation is titled “America the Beautiful.” The service begins at 6:00 pm. Beginning at 6:30 pm the message will be on live radio broadcast on KPOF, AM910 and audio streaming via the internet. Please join us. Alma Temple is located at 1340 Sherman Street, half a block from the state capitol building, Denver, Colorado.

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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Wauwautosa, WI

Annunciation Greek
Orthodox Church
Wauwautosa, WI

“Friends, this world is not your home, so don’t make yourselves cozy in it. Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there to join the celebration when He arrives” (1 Peter 2:11-12 The Message).

Over the years I suppose I have witnessed in every way possible. At one time I walked around neighborhoods knocking on doors and handing out tracts. Then I tried some of what I called “guerilla witnessing.” That consisted of planting tracts in places people might see them, or setting people up to ask about Jesus by wearing a mysterious button on my shirt.
I’ve had Bible studies, attended all kinds of religious conferences, and studied books on how to share your faith. I traveled around the country speaking to small groups, sharing what I learned. I have to admit that I never felt I was very successful in any of those ventures.
Then one day I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen for many years. We talked about the old neighborhood. Somehow the fact that I used to teach the neighborhood kids a Bible study came up. I didn’t think much about it until she said that one of those kids was all grown up now with a family of his own. Yes, I nodded. Time does fly by.
Then she said something that took my breath away. She said she had recently seen that young man and he told her that he had accepted Christ at one of my Bible studies. There is no greater joy than knowing God has allowed you to play a part in the salvation of another. To this day I get tears in my eyes when I think about it.
And this is the miracle. God is willing to let sinners, saved by grace, participate in the most important decision someone will make in their entire life!

This is an excerpt from a forty-day devotional, “The Miracle of You.” Click here to order.

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