Sunday November 22,  2020

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SANTA PAULA CHURCH OF CHRIST (SPCC)
PLEASE DON’T FEED THE LION

8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Pet. 5:8)


            What a vivid picture Peter paints of the devil! Make no mistake about it, Satan is a living, moving being who is intent on inflicting pain and making the life difficult for believers. His weapons against us in the face of suffering include discouragement, anxiety, impatience and despair. How we stay alert so we can resist his attack?

            Scripture tells us that resisting the devil begins with submitting ourselves to God (James 4:7). By standing firm in the Lord’s strength and not our own, we will be sensitive to the Spirit’s promptings in our lives. We’ll also look to others to encourage us through our suffering, no matter what form it may take (1 Pet. 5:9).

            Just as a person would not willingly battle a lion without a weapon and a group of others to back him [or her] up, so we should take advantage of the resources at our disposal (God’s Word, the Holy Spirit and the encouragement of others) when we ward off the devil’s claws (The above comments were taken from, The Promise Keepers Men’s Study Bible, “Please Don’t Feed the Lion, 1387, 1 Pet. 5:8-11 comments)

 

Worship services are scheduled for 9:00 AM (Spanish) and 10:45 AM (English).  We meet at 276 W. Santa Paula Street. Please where a mask and social distance. Visit our website at www.santapaulachurchofchrist.com. This coming week our normal Wednesday zoom class is on Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2020, due to Thanksgiving. It frees us up to have Wednesday evening off. we will resume on Wednesday Dec. 2, 2020. If interested call us at (805) 525-3645 for a meeting ID and password

 

Dr. Robert Perez, Minister