Have you ever been in a fight? I have! I don’t know much about fighting, but I do know this… You have to keep your guard up. If you drop your hands you are open for a left hook or maybe a right cross! If you want to get hit, drop your hands and you will probably get punched… maybe even punched out!!! What’s my point? Summer time is not the time to drop your guard! Keep your hands up and be ready to punch back. When Satan sees you with your hands down, he punches you, and he punches hard. Even an amateur fighter doesn’t want to get punched. Summer time is not the time to drop your guard and let Satan have his way with you. Be faithful to the Lord and His church… fight back! Read your Bible… fight back! Pray regularly… pray daily… fight back! The bottom line is that Satan is looking for opportunities to “sucker punch” you. Satan has a strategy for you. He knows what works with you. He knows your weaknesses!!! Be faithful this summer. Be faithful to your Lord… Ephesians 6:12 says, For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. The Apostle Peter had his own struggles with the enemy, he said in 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.  

Summer time is CAMP TIME. The Lord is at work among our families at Grace Church. We have the opportunity to participate in a camp for our children and teens. Pastor Jamin and I have been invited to be the camp speakers. We want our children and teens at Grace Church to be included. Please see Pastor Jamin for more information. Camp applications will be available this Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Seth at the church office (252-355-3500) or Pastor Jamin at (252-902-4805). Take advantage of this opportunity for your children. They will have a great time! The camp is located in Kinston. It is close for convenience sake!

Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord. Summer time is a season… let this season be a fruitful time in your spiritual walk with Christ. Keep your eyes on Jesus. HE IS OUR PREEMINENT LORD! 1 Peter 5:11 says, To HIM be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

I will see you Sunday for Bible study at 9:45AM and Worship at 11:00AM! God bless you and yours! Have a great day!

Mike and Cheryl <><