Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Punk'd Part 4 - Wednesday Night ReCap

This was the last night of our Punk'd series. I opened it with this video //

Don’t Be Punk’d @ School
By Brian mills

1 Peter 5:8-9 “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. Resist him, stand firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

JN 10:10 the thief comes to steal kill and destroy….

His Strategy – Get you to fail at your purpose. What is our purpose? Great commission!!!

As matter of fact, I have felt for a long time that the school is Satan’s playground. I believe it is one of the strongest area’s of warfare is taking place in the school…I believe the 2nd is the home which we talked a.b last week

1. Satan wants you to believe he owns the school.

Job 41:11 – Everything under heaven belongs to me.

Just like prayer being taken out of the school…did Satan punk us?

ILLU // In late 1959, Madelyn Murray (O’Hare) entered a son in the public schools of Baltimore, Maryland, only to discover that he would be forced to participate in Bible reading and unison prayers. The only "relief" that the public school system would offer to an Atheist child was that he could sit in the hallway while his peers prayed. She therefore began the legal proceedings which would culminate in the United States Supreme Court decision on school prayer in Murray v. Curlett.
June 17,1963, the Supreme Court of the United States kicked reverential Bible reading and prayer recitation out of the nation's public schools

Murray vs. Curlett
Argued Feb. 27,1963.
Decided June 17, 1963.

Yet 1,000’s of people gathering around a flag pole…just a few weeks ago

Did this lady really win…did Satan Punk us into believe that prayer has been taking out of school…..

Don’t miss it students…Prayer is not taken out of school…sure you can’t pray in a class room…but you can pray at your lunch table, in a club or anywhere else you want…as you walk down the hall….

Maybe some of you should get a heart to fast for your school once a month…

1. Satan wants you to believe you are the only Christian in your school

Mt 7:13-14 13"You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell[1] is broad, and its gate is wide for the many that choose the easy way. 14But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.

2. Satan wants you to believe it is not “cool”.

Coolness is defined by realness…being real…

Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Luke 1:37 says, “Nothing is impossible with God.”

Students nothing is cool until you set in your mind that it will be….stop following the culture and instead take the culture where you want it to go…

3. Satan wants you to miss your opportunity.

Stopping believing the lie…live for your God today..

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