Brand New to South Salem
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Message from Pastor Chris
With all that is happening in the world today, a person would be negligent to ignore both the conflict surrounding believers and how it will affect us here in the USA. I read the news and I wonder how long it will be before what I thought could never happen, occurs here--and persecution arrives deftly on our shores.
To close our eyes to the physical conflict surrounding believers across our globe is to ignore the very real spiritual war that we are a part of. Imagine a battle scene where the soldiers all recline and read while bombs blow up around them. I seriously doubt that in the midst of combat, a fully armored marine would check Facebook or email.
It is a difficult line to walk, living with great security and living as if in the middle of a battle. It requires great discipline to be dependent on God when things are going great. Even now as I am writing this I am sitting under a big shade tree in the beautiful Willamette Valley on a glorious day. I am safe, I am secure, I am comfortable and I have little to remind me that the evil one is prowling around looking to destroy me. It requires discipline to maintain a view of the world the way Jesus viewed the world.
As disciples of Jesus are we asking the Lord daily to make His ways known to us? Are we being teachable and desiring to know more of Gods plan for us? Do we wait on the Lord all day long? In order to make discipleship our way of life, we have to be desperate for Jesus.
"Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long." ~Psalm 25:4–5
Fall is approaching fast and this time is when our schedules often get solidified for the rest of the year. Be sure to make fellowship with the Lord and with other believers a priority this year so no one gets blind sided by the enemy.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
Thursday, September 4, 5:30pm ~ Men's Event: Seahawks Game @ Robertson's (7021 Rainbow Dr. SE, Salem; 503-508-4380). Bring a snack to share!
Sunday, September 7, 2:00pm ~ baby shower for Jessica Woldeit and expected baby boy (registered at Target) @ French Press; 2725 Commercial St., Salem
Wed-Fri, Sept. 24-26, 6am to 9am and 6pm to 9pm ~ 3 Days of Prayer @ Robertson's