What’s up Emerge? Tonight we spent the night hanging out with the adult class in the sanctuary. Here are a few announcements/reminders before we go into what we did tonight.

  • Paul Miller – Paul will be here THIS Sunday at 10:30 AM to share his testimony. Come hear about what God’s doing in his life.
  • Sunday School – Why not come an hour earlier on Sunday for Sunday School? We meet  at 9:30 AM.
  • Back to School Night – We’ll be having a Back to School night with all sorts of fun on Wednesday, Aug 21st. More info coming soon…maybe by Sunday?

Anyway, tonight began with the discussion of prayer requests, followed by prayer from Pastor Jeff. Here are a few things to pray for this week:

  • Sue – Most of you know Sue, one of the ladies in our church who was recently diagnosed with a form of cancer. Continue praying for her.
  • Tim – Tim was hit by a car earlier this afternoon and was in the hospital tonight. We’re not sure of many of the details yet, but pray for him.

After prayer, we moved onto Praise & Worship. Tonight’s songs were “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)” by Paul Baloche, “Here With Me” by MercyMe, and “Father Will You Come” by Unhindered. Following worship, Pastor Jeff prayed and then showed the following clip about a youth ministry in Altoona, PA.

After the video, Pastor Jeff began tonight’s lesson, which talked about spiritual warfare. Tonight’s main verses came from 1 Peter 5:8-9.

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.

There is a constant battle going on for our souls. The enemy’s main goal is to make us doubt God’s word, which will make us ineffective as Christians.

At the end of the message, Pastor Jeff closed in prayer.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you have any exciting plans for the rest of the summer?