How can we help you today?
December 23 | 7 pm
December 24 | 3 & 5 pm
Online Only | 9 & 11 am
One Service Only | 11 am
(No 9 am service)
Today's Reading: Revelation 20
We have all had that one pesky fly in the house that seems determined to drive us insane. It buzzes around our heads like a kamikaze pilot until we wave our arms like a lunatic, perhaps cursing the insect and anyone within earshot. We wonder how such a tiny creature could cause so much chaos — especially when one person armed with a fly swatter and good aim has the power to send that annoying bugger into oblivion.
Satan works like that maddening fly. He will wear us down and petty us to death. He wants to “steal, kill and destroy” every good thing God offers us: joy, peace, love and even sanity (John 10:10, Galatians 5:22-23).
We tend to think of Satan as God’s adversary, but remember — especially during challenging times — they are not equals. God is all-powerful. He is all knowing. He is everywhere. Satan’s power is limited. God created Satan, and God will one day swat him out of existence like one does an annoying fly (Revelation 20:10).
God has the victory! When we are with Him, we are victorious, too. So when we call on Jesus when we’re faced with trials and temptations, we give Him the power to take control — to protect us and drive Satan away (Ephesians 6:10-20). Our own fears diminish when stop relying on ourselves and begin relying on the one whom Satan fears.
Thank you to NewSpring Church for providing this reading plan.