Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Devil's Schemes - Nathan Rages

Eph. 6:11​ "... stand firm against the schemes of the devil." 
2Cor. 2:11​ "... for we are not ignorant of his schemes." 

About the Devil's Schemes:
1.  They can be understood.  
2.  They rely on deception.
3.  They often involve surprise.
4.  They may develop gradually.
5.  They may get switched rapidly.
6.  They produce certain results.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

A Briefing About Our Enemy - Nathan Rages

According to Eph. 6:10-18, our spiritual Enemy...

1. is personal.
2. is spiritual.
3. is powerful.
4. is a slanderer.
5. runs a highly-organized worldwide operation.
6. aggressively attacks us.
7. can be effectively resisted.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

2021 Fall Fellowship Camp

Lord willing, we *are* planning to host another Fall Fellowship Camp, Thursday October 7 - Sunday October 10, 2021.  We anticipate opening registration in mid-to-late summer.

After the strangeness and isolation of the last year, we're looking forward to this Camp with a special enthusiasm!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

The War of All Wars - Nathan Rages

Ephesians 6:10-18 is the clearest Bible passage on spiritual warfare, viewing the Christian as a soldier in combat.  This first sermon on the passage takes the broad perspective on the great war that has been raging ever since the fall of Satan.   

Practical applications from the War of All Wars:
1. Be alert to the danger that surrounds you.   
2. Take responsibility for yourself as a soldier.
3. Don’t stay on the sidelines.
4. Don’t be surprised when the Christian life gets difficult. 
5. Don’t be surprised at the casualties you see.
6. Anticipate ultimate rest and victory in heaven.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Encouragements from the Torn Curtain - John Dees

Matt 27:51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom... 

This event conveys glorious truths about the significance of Christ's atoning work and the Gospel of our salvation.  Remembering the torn curtain should encourage the faith of *unsaved* people who are coming to Christ as well as the faith of *believers* in areas like prayer, worship, and assurance.