Sunday Preview ~ August 26, 2010
August 26, 2010
From September 1 through 26, Living Streams is going to have an emphasis called Fast, Pray, Serve. We are calling for a season of prayer and fasting to prepare each member of our congregation for effective ministry and missions. We will have a prayer meeting every evening at 5:30 PM in the Lighthouse, and will specifically pray for each ministry in our church, as well as for each person who attends the meetings.
Everyone who does effective ministry has many spiritual battles to fight. No matter how long we follow the Lord, we occasionally wrestle with demonic forces, people who oppose us and the weakness of our own flesh. We never arrive at a place in life when we are invulnerable to temptations. We never become so secure in the Lord that we don’t have to wrestle at times with fear or anxiety. Growing in the Lord is a process of learning to trust God in a deeper way and learning to fight spiritual battles with the wisdom of the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit.
My sermon this Sunday is called “Characteristics of a Spiritual Warrior” From 1 Chronicles 11:1-19. The battles that King David and his men fought are filled with lessons that can be give us wisdom for the spiritual battles we fight today.
Through the wisdom and grace of God, I believe each of us can live a life of victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. My hope and prayer is that our worship services this weekend will give you grace so that you will be more than a conqueror through him who loves you.