Thursday, June 26, 2008

One Enemy

Most of you reading this will know we are presently in a teaching series at MKCC - One Prayer. Churches from all over the world are joining together for a month and to listen to Pastors One Prayer for the church and pray together. Pastor Craig Groeschel preached for us a couple of weeks ago: Lord Make us One.

It has really caused me to think how we can partner with the church down the street to see Jesus mission accomplished.

Graig
reminded us that we have One Enemy - the devil. I was reminded this again when reading this quote by C S Lewis on Shane's Blog. Taken from Lewis's book the Screwtape Letters:

Screwtape (lead demon talking to Wormword, demon in training) expands on developing church participation for evil ends:

“Surely you know that if a man can’t be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighborhood looking for the church that ’suits’ him until he becomes a taster or connoisseur of churches.
The reasons are obvious. In the first place the parochial organization (the local church) should always be attacked, because, being a unity of place and not of likings, it brings people of different classes and psychology together in the kind of unity the Enemy (God) desires. In the second place, the search for a ’suitable’ church makes the man a critic where the Enemy (God) wants him to be a pupil.”

We must make it harder than we do for our enemy to keep us devided over stupid things. We must ask ourselves if this is about our likes or God's kingdom.

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