From the Pastor’s Pen

Final thoughts on Mark 9:14-29

The spirit cried out, and convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. Mark 9:26

Evil never surrenders its grasp without a tremendous fight.  We never achieve any spiritual victories through the enjoyment of a picnic but rather through the fierce conflict of the  battlefield.  Every victory comes with the cost of blood.  Satan does not flee at  our polite request.  Acts 14:22 declares that, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”

When we are born again, it is not into a soft and protected nursery but into the open countryside, where we actually draw our strength from the distress of the storm.
John Henry Jowett

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