Hey Wildwood Family!!
There is a real live spiritual opposer of all that God desires to do. We know of him by the name Satan (which literally means adversary). This adversary has been wildly at work over the last week. He seeks to destroy marriages, churches, communities, individual lives and relationships, and yes, even the church itself. What should be our first response?
One of our most effective weapons against him and his demonic army is prayer. In Ephesians 6 Paul addresses our spiritual battle and in verse 18 exhorts us, With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit. Paul goes on in 1 Timothy 2 to urge us to make entreaties, prayers, and petitions on behalf of all—especially for those in authority. Part of the aim is for everyone to experience the opportunity to lead a quiet and tranquil life.
If there ever was a time to pray for our leaders, our police forces, for people of every ethnic background, for peace and tranquility, now is the time. Please take some time over the next two days to invest time in prayer for these things. We all know there is a lot of pain and deep emotion, and yes, some demonic activity seeking to drive people apart through conflict, dissension and violence. The ultimate aim remains the same which is God’s core desire: that all people may be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.
Our service plan remains the same for this Sunday, but we will be announcing changes beginning the next Sunday June 14. So, this Sunday we will have our online only streaming church service which will be live at 9:30 am (although you can access it after 9:30 anytime). Go to wildwoodchurch.org/live to access it.
Also, we are again planning an outside in-person worship service at 11am (same music and message) in our southeast parking by the children’s building. This is a “bring your own lawn chair/folding chair” outdoor gathering. Weather-wise it will be sunny and quite warm on Sunday so bring a hat or some sun protection.
This Sunday we will conclude our Anchored series from the book of Habakkuk with “Singing in the Storm pt. 2.” Our final section (3:16-19) includes some of the most startling and intriguing verses in all of Scripture. Read those verses before Sunday and let’s learn what God has to teach us from the 2600-year-old book of Habakkuk!
Hope to “see” you Sunday, either in person at 11 am or via online at 9:30 am