By Pastor Russ Lackey
But they have conquered Satan by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death” (Revelation 12:11).
The ancient serpent, Satan, is a deceiver who wages war on this earth. His weapon is deception and his goal is to turn humanity against each other. Today, the serpent is winning because we are waging war on one another. As Christians, our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities. We conquer the devil’s lies by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. May we live in the truth of Christ’s love and speak that truth to each other. As we do this, we become united instead of divided and we put to death the great deceiver.
A PRAYER FOR THOSE IN THE STORM:
Steer the ship of my life, good Lord, to your quiet harbor, where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict. Show me the course I should take. Renew in me the gift of discernment, so that I can always see the right direction in which I should go. And give me the strength and the courage to choose the right course, even when the sea is rough and the waves are high, knowing that through enduring hardship and danger in your name we shall find comfort and peace.
– Basil of Caesarea, 329-379
OUTDOOR CHURCH (Sunday at 10:30 am) – The “Outdoor Church Service” is held outside the Humphrey building and begins at 10:30.
ONLINE WORSHIP – This weekend we continue through our series on the book of Revelation. Click the link to find the service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI33F71b-UU
MINI MESSAGE – During the week, I release a mini message on some portion of scripture. Take a look at this week’s Mini Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwqQOMOyRMk
CRUISING TO FEED: Drive thru Food Donations – Drop off donations outside the Viking House, on Sunday July 19, before or after the church service. Recommend donations include: Pasta, rice, canned meats like tuna and chicken, pasta sauces, Velveeta Cheese in a box only, canned fruits and vegetables, cereals, oatmeal cereal, protein bars, peanut butter and creamed soups like mushroom or celery can help them make a sauce for a casserole. Cash donations are always welcomed.