Word from the Pastor

"Fight the Good Fight of Faith"  (cont.)

the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."

Paul never said our walk with the Lord would be easy.  As a matter of fact, Jesus himself said in John 16:33b "...in the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

There are a lot of troubling things happening in the world, our nation, and in many peoples lives today.

As Christians we are in a spiritual battle and the only way for us to win is on our knees in prayer.  That is why Satan tries so hard to stop you from praying.  Luke 18:1 "...men ought always to pray, and not to faint."

As soldiers in God's army our goal is to live like Jesus and our prize is eternal life in heaven with Jesus, "lay hold on eternal life..."  So, let me ask you:  How is your fighting faith?  Have you lost it?  Have you been so overwhelmed you've grown discouraged, perplexed, and wounded as a soldier?  Colossians 1:11-12 says "strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light."  Ephesians 3:16 says, "that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,"

My prayer for all of us is what Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:7, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."  Remember, the battle is the Lords and we win at the end.

I look forward to seeing you at the Hour of Prayer Sunday night, August 7, at 6:00 pm.

Pastor TJ Kroll