Week Forty-Seven, 2022

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, Nor for the arrow that flieth by day. Psalm 91

Certainly, we now live in precarious times. From national and world security to the economy and to worldwide moral decay, our world is at risk. What does the future hold?

In his strongest, gloomiest speech since taking the helm of the United Nations in 2017, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the six-day gathering telling leaders that the survival of humanity and the planet are at stake, and nations aren’t tackling the challenges to reverse course. “We are gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction,” he said. “Our world is in peril — and paralyzed.”

He cited the nearly thirty armed conflicts worldwide and said that none are improving. He mentioned a global food crisis and opened fissures among major powers in a way not seen since the Cold War. Relations between Russia and the United States are lower than in any time in the last fifty years.

He cited a “growing awareness that humanity has entered a new era” of complex challenges, multilayered crises, and changing priorities. What’s happening, he said, represents not just modifications, but “significant transformations in the making.” There isn’t a name yet “for the new epoch” he said, “but we feel that it has arrived.”

Indeed, today’s world is a scary place to live. On many fronts we are at extreme risk. Here in the USA, we all see the complete breakdown of civilization that is taking place in our country. It’s one of the reasons why 79% of Americans believe our country is heading in the wrong direction. Our culture is unraveling in front of our eyes. And it’s happening in direct proportion to how quickly our commitment to Judeo-Christian civilization is unraveling. The prevailing leftist worldview, through our educational system and through the press is telling us that man’s word prevails over God’s Word. We must combat that view.

As more Americans reject faith and reject American exceptionalism, we see more violence on our streets and immorality in many institutions. This is what our Founders meant when they said only a virtuous people can remain free. We are on our way to losing our freedom.

But here is the basic. There are only two worldviews, God’s and man’s. Naturalism (which is in reality atheism) has become the foundation of our modern secular educational system. If we are not using the foundation of God’s Word to build a proper Christian worldview, our children, and adults as well, will not understand this world we live in. Sadly, we are being captured by the world.

We as Christians must fight back. Honor Christ and let him be the Lord of your life. Always be ready to give an answer when someone asks you about your faith. (1 Peter 3:15).

Are you prepared to defend your faith? It is the only hope for tomorrow and for generations to come.



Don’t get me wrong, I love a potluck (I am a Methodist preacher after all) but when the potluck outgrows the prayer meeting, there is a problem and we’ve had a problem for too long. The prayer meeting is the least attended meeting in the modern evangelical church. When those numbers begin to grow, we might be on the verge of another Great Awakening. Let’s make that happen, in Jesus Name. Hal Hall

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I didn’t become a Christian because God promised I would have an even happier life than I had as an atheist. He never promised any such thing. Indeed, following him would inevitably bring divine demotions in the eyes of the world. That was compelling to me.

Rather, I became a Christian because the evidence was so compelling that Jesus really is the one-and-only Son of God who proved his divinity by rising from the dead. That meant following him was the most rational and logical step I could possibly take.

~ Lee Strobel

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If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world. C. S. Lewis

Victory comes as we learn to abide in Christ. Dan Shock

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Calvin Coolidge

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson

When you recognize your insufficiency, it causes you to lean upon God for His all-sufficiency. Florida Marketplace Ministry

The question is not whether you have Jesus, but whether Jesus has you. Ken Whitten

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. Peter Drucker

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. Robert Frost

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. Michael Altshuler

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln