Good News from the Garden

Satan’s tactics in the Garden of Eden are the same he uses today.  His attempt was successful at luring Adam and Eve away from God’s Word, and his goal with us is the same.  But even in the garden, there is hope and there is a promise.

My friend and mentor, Dr. Chuck Lawless came and preached for us this morning.  He serves as the Dean of the Billy Graham School of Evangelism and Missions.  I love him as a theologian but also as a disciple and disciple-maker.  He is the real deal on the stage, off the stage, in the classroom, in life.  He knocked it out of the park today!  So good.  His eye opening message dealing with temptation is one you need to check out.

Today, we worshiped to:

We also had a great prayer time focusing on the consequences of sin.  Love these prayer times!  The picture above is the stack of people our staff will be praying for this week.  Hope it was a great day as you worshiped.  Hope you apply this message today and see some serious life change!

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.

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15 Comments

  1. Joyce Smith Hendricks

    Best message I've ever heard on how Satan entices Christians to cross the line. Perfect balance between reading Scripture and illustrating how it is relevant to our lives today. Got to say I was a little hesitant bringing the two little grandchildren to church when I heard we were having a guest speaker but SO glad we did. And the 1 year old slept peacefully the whole time and the 3-year-old was preciously quiet. Thank you, Lord!

  2. Travis Agnew

    Would love to hear from you concerning what impacted you this mo

  3. Julie Daniels Shirley

    So easy as "mature" Christians to be duped by Satan's tactics–so very thankful to have heard this particular sermon as a reminder that Satan still seeks to devour us!! Loved all of the songs but my heart was really moved by "My Savior's Love". That's one from our PH hymnal but really enjoyed the Chris Tomlin arrange

  4. Travis Agnew

    Thanks, Julie – great

  5. Jordan Wilson

    Loved what he said about Satan enticing us, but then accusing us after we cross the line. So

  6. Joyce Smith Hendricks

    Best message I've ever heard on how Satan entices Christians to cross the line. Perfect balance between reading Scripture and illustrating how it is relevant to our lives today. Got to say I was a little hesitant bringing the two little grandchildren to church when I heard we were having a guest speaker but SO glad we did. And the 1 year old slept peacefully the whole time and the 3-year-old was preciously quiet. Thank you,

  7. Travis Agnew

    Would love to hear from you concerning what impacted you this morning?

  8. Julie Daniels Shirley

    So easy as "mature" Christians to be duped by Satan's tactics–so very thankful to have heard this particular sermon as a reminder that Satan still seeks to devour us!! Loved all of the songs but my heart was really moved by "My Savior's Love". That's one from our PH hymnal but really enjoyed the Chris Tomlin arrangement!!

  9. Travis Agnew

    Thanks, Julie – great stuff!

  10. Jordan Wilson

    Loved what he said about Satan enticing us, but then accusing us after we cross the line. So true!

  11. Ada Velez

    It was the kind of message that we need to hear every once in a while because for as long as we are in this earth Satan will continue using the same tactics…he knows many times they work, we fall into the traps. So we have to be closer to God more than ever and growing as Christians to keep fighting the battle. I know for me sometimes I am one that focus on what I am missing but I don't think about it in the context the speaker brought it up today – one of Satan intentional tactics. Someone once said to me that if I have Jesus that is all I would ever need and it is true. The worship time beautiful as always. Great se

  12. Joyce Hendricks

    Best message I've ever heard on how Satan entices Christians to cross the line. Perfect balance between reading Scripture and illustrating how it is relevant to our lives today. Got to say I was a little hesitant bringing the two little grandchildren to church when I heard we were having a guest speaker but SO glad we did. And the 1 year old slept peacefully the whole time and the 3-year-old was preciously quiet. Thank you, Lord!

  13. Tonya Gambrell Durham

    It's amazing to me EVERY Sunday all of the analogies from the Bible that apply to us every

  14. Ada Velez

    It was the kind of message that we need to hear every once in a while because for as long as we are in this earth Satan will continue using the same tactics…he knows many times they work, we fall into the traps. So we have to be closer to God more than ever and growing as Christians to keep fighting the battle. I know for me sometimes I am one that focus on what I am missing but I don't think about it in the context the speaker brought it up today – one of Satan intentional tactics. Someone once said to me that if I have Jesus that is all I would ever need and it is true. The worship time beautiful as always. Great service.

  15. Tonya Gambrell Durham

    It's amazing to me EVERY Sunday all of the analogies from the Bible that apply to us every day…

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