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Update Last On:   January 7, 2017

WEEKLY BIBLE VERSE

For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK…

The Christmas celebrations are over. Now comes that time of the year when many people make a New Year's resolutions. With fixed determination they try to achieve what they have announced. However, they seldom keep those New Year's resolutions. Why not? There are three powerful enemies that often work together to keep us from fulfilling those resolutions:
1) The flesh, or better yet, the sinful nature. Paul specifically describes its power, "I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out." We inherited this sinful nature from Adam and Eve and it controls all unbelievers;
2) The world, or this world's system, has a lot to draw us away from what is good and right-that is to worship God with all our lives;
3) The devil. He is real. He was cast out of heaven for pride and rebellion, and he led other angelic beings to rebel with him. Peter warns us, "Your enemy the devil prowls around lide a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter5:8).
This is why it is so important to have a plan for staying spiritually fit. Stay focused on your plan for God in 2018!

PRAYER NAMES:

Linda Leonard, Larry Hayden, Amanda Phillips, Jim Saylor family, Effie Caudill, Thelma Farmer, Roger Smith, Dave and Betty Wagner, Marshall Family.

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