This is the reason Satan is fighting you

This is the reason Satan is fighting you

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded [permission] to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 21:31-32 NASB

Satan Is After Your Faith

Superman had a weakness: kryptonite. In order to be stripped of his powers all an enemy had to do was produce a certain amount of kryptonite and Superman was rendered powerless and then he can be easily defeated. Kryptonite was the real enemy of Superman.

Let me draw a picture of how this relates to us. Our faith is powerful. So powerful that John says our faith can overcome the world (I John 5:4). Yet, unbelief can sink us (Mark 4:38-40). So unbelief is our kryptonite. If our enemy can cause us to slip into unbelief we lose our faith and therefore we are easily defeated.

What is Satan after when he attacks us? He is after our faith. He wants us to disconnect from the promises of God by losing our faith.

We often misinterpret the real purpose of the attack. This causes us to fight for the wrong things in the wrong ways. Due to our ignorance of the purpose of the attack, we forget to protect the most precious and powerful thing we have: our faith.

To be clear: The purpose of every attack is to get us out of faith and in unbelief. Thayers Greek Lexicon says this about this verse (Luke 21:31-32 see above), “Satan [is] asking that the apostles be taken out of the power and keeping of God to be tried by afflictions (allusion being made to Job 1:1-12).” In verse 32, Jesus prays for Peter’s faith not to fail.

Why? Peter’s faith could keep through the attack of Satan. Peter’s faith was worth protecting. So is yours.

This Sunday we will further unpack the importance of your faith to Satan and why it should be important to you to keep your faith strong.

We love you. We are looking forward to seeing you at Evangel North Church Sunday 9 AM & 11 AM, and Wednesday at 7 PM.

Pastors John & Erin Carmichael

Evangel North Church – A multi-generational multi-ethnic church reaching a region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.

Activating the Vision: New Year’s Eve Service

Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 10PM.

* Celebratory worship
* Prophetic ministry
* Breakfast immediately following.
* Fun give-a-ways including cash prizes.

Guest Speakers: Jermaine & Rebecca Francis
Special music by Dwayne Malone

Also, Altared Youth is having a NEW YEAR’s Party. We are giving away a Kentucky Kingdom season pass.

Childcare is available.

We need a sign. (Note: The picture of the sign will look quite different than the one pictured above. For instance, it can not be a changeable LED sign.) 

In order to increase the visibility of the church, we need another sign. One of the issues with our building is that it is largely hidden by the apartment complex. When you examine churches that are growing today, they are largely visible from main roads. We can not move the building. We can not move the apartments. Our current sign is in poor condition and sits very low to the ground. We can increase the visibility of the church with a high-quality sign. This is especially important now due to the increased traffic on Veterans Pkwy and Green Tree Blvd.

Ask God What Your Part Is

A high-quality sign is not cheap. It will cost over $12k to purchase the sign and get it installed. That is not a lot of money for God. Ask God what He would have you give. Some may want to set a faith-pledge of $500, $1000 or more.

Let’s get this done!  
Click here to give toward the sign project. 🙂

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We have an additional Nursing Home: 1st Sunday. September 1. See Bro. Martin Hackworth for more information on this new opportunity.

Autumn Woods Health Campus 2911 Green Valley Road New Albany, IN 47150
Every 2nd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is January 12th.

Hillcrest Nursing Home 203 Sparks Ave Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 3rd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is January 19th.

Full Pardon Jail Ministry

Clark County Jail
501 E Court Ave #159, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 5th Sunday 3PM (arrive at 2:30PM)

December 29th. See Pastors Chuck and Mary Rodgers for more information. 

Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by going to those who can not come to us. 

Evangel North Food Pantry (a partner of The Lord’s Kitchen)
***NEW Date & Time***

NEXT DATE: January 23 at 7PM.

Darvis & Laura Richardson (Interim Food Pantry Directors)
Have questions? Message them on Facebook. Click their name for a link to their Facebook page.

FOOD DRIVE: We are asking people to bring your canned goods to the food pantry. There is a collection box in the foyer. 

Need food? Just show up.
Want to help? Visit the Evangel North Food Pantry Facebook page or call the church 502.413.0115 ext. 2.

Christ-Centered; Child Focused
Changing a culture, one family at a time.

NOW Enrolling!  NOW Hiring!  Call 812-964-3570

Monday thru Friday 6AM to 6PM available.  Special after-school and half-day rates.

Michelle Mallory, Director of ENDP

Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by being a Christ-centered, child-focused daycare and preschool.


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