DOWN AT THE TEMPLE…..
“Why the Devil is Interested in You”
Have you ever wondered why the devil just won’t leave you alone? During our Youth and Young Adult Empowerment Sunday service on last Sunday, Pastor Brice enlightened our hearts in preaching from the topic: “Why the Devil is Interested In You” – Luke 22:31-33 – a transforming word! Three thoughts from the text were given that offered insight:
- Simon’s Presumption
- Simon’s Confidence
- Simon’s Arrogance/Ego
- Satan’s Plan
- Jesus’ Protection/Plan
When you get a moment, I encourage you to take a look at Luke 22:31-33 as Simon expressed that he would follow Jesus until the end. In that moment, Jesus reminded Simon to be careful in his overestimation of himself, and that the enemy is there to sift him like wheat, when given the opportunity. Pastor Brice reminded us on Sunday, that the moment we begin to put our confidence in ourselves and rely on the flesh and not Christ, the enemy is there to lead us off the path that God has given us, and get us off track with God. But thank God, that Jesus is there every time, praying for us, that we would be strengthened in Him. We were admonished to keep our faith and trust in Christ….always, for He never fails. Until then, be encouraged to keep the faith, and look always to Him “who is able to keep us from falling”.
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Kitty Griffin
At the Temple…..
Time is so precious these days. Pastor Brice, in his series on “Seizing the Times” brought a life-changing word from Ephesians 5:16, sharing with the listener to “make the best of the time that God has given us”. He continued in stating that “God is the center of time, and He’s greater than time” encouraging us to take advantage of every second of time that God gives to us. A few more nuggets to study regarding time:
- Time is short (Job 9:25, 26).
- We don’t know when time will run out (Proverbs 27:1).
- We can NEVER get time back.
- How we use our time has consequences – both now, and in eternity (Matthew, 6th Chapter).
And finally, never forget, time equals opportunities. Make the most of each day and the time God has given. Until then, we’ll see you down at the Temple……
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger Kitty Griffin