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Here's A Very Great Reward For You!

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Greetings friends!  We’re wrapping up our Armor of God blog series where we’ve buckled down and examined each piece of the armor Paul told us we need to put on each and every day, along with some personal stories that relate to the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. 

When reading that instruction, I’m reminded of reading the promise God gave Abram (Abraham in Genesis before God gave him the name Abraham) over 4,000 years ago when God told Abram, 

“I AM your shield, your very great reward.” (NIV) Or another translation says, “I AM your shield; your reward will be great.”  (Genesis 15:1) 

That is an encouraging promise God gave Abram, AND all people whom have kept on their “shield” - their armor of God.   Because, sisters, when we do wear it under our yoga pants, t-shirts and fun outfits, there will be a great reward!  As believers, God rewards us daily with the gift of peace and protection as we go through life on this side of heaven, and then on the other side of heaven..well, I look forward to that time when I can see Jesus face to face and then He helps me take off my armor. 

Recently, I’ve noticed the Armor of God show up in a variety of places, especially online and in conversations which makes me wonder is God having this happen for a reason?  I don’t believe in coincidence, but a divine intervention instead.   

Well here’s yet another opportunity for us to go even deeper into the Scripture of Ephesians 6 where SMC Women are going to be showing the video teachings of Pricilla Shirer based on her book The Armor of God at our SMC Women Events the first Thursday of every month, the next seven months. 

SO, THIS THURSDAY is the first night!   

As Pricilla puts it, "All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed." 

But over the next several months, we're going to come together to learn and discuss (face to face!) how to overcome evil schemes and wear our Armor of God.   

And of course, as always, we'll continue to have our time of dessert and fellowship, worship and conversations around the table.   

This series is going to be A GREAT REWARD, a gift from God, an incredible SMC Women event and year so go ahead now and mark your calendar to coming the first Thursday of every month between now and May 2020!  {It’s fine if you miss one or a few, because you don’t have to be at all of them, although you’ll want to, but come whenever you can!}

THE FIRST NIGHT: THIS Thursday, September 5, 2019 

WHERE:  Atrium @ SMC 

TIME: 6:45pm 

***Register here to attend ASAP so we'll know how many to prepare for!  

And here’s a couple of details you should know about: 

****THE ENTRY INTO THE ATRIUM WILL BE FROM THE OUTSIDE DOOR WHERE THE PLAYGROUND USED TO BE, BEHIND THE CHURCH. 

****FOR PARKING: close to the Atrium outside entrance, there are two lots that will be the best places to park. 1) handicapped spots close to the Atrium, and 2) the lot  behind the handicapped spots in the gravel area is another place designated for parking. 

 

 Beth Hildebrand

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