How to Face Impossible Odds

9ad78058-8802-4b74-8407-d390f73b0710Boxers will tell you that this is the loneliest place on the planet. Once you step into the ring there’s nothing between you and your opponent’s devastating right hook. One person will emerge victorious… the other will end up on the floor. It’s all on you, once the battle begins.

That’s pretty much the way I feel sometimes. Here I go, stepping into the ring. Welcome to this thing we call: Life.

We all like to be prepared for the battles ahead of us. We make lists, plan strategies, do whatever we can to better the odds.

But what happens when the odds are so far against you that they seem practically hopeless? What then?

That’s what a fellow named Gideon has to face. He has to face impossible odds. But Gideon is about to learn a lesson about fighting those really big battles in life. A lesson that we need to absorb as well, if we hope to make it through our most difficult battles.

Come this Sunday and we’ll talk about the really big battle Gideon had to fight as well as the battles we face… and how to come out a winner.

See you this Sunday at 9am! – Pastor Mac

Be brilliant! Read Judges 6 & 7 before Sunday…

Boxers will tell you that this is the loneliest place on the planet.  Once you step into the ring there’s nothing between you and your opponent’s devastating right hook.  One person will emerge victorious… the other will end up on the floor.  It’s all on you, once the battle begins.

That’s pretty much the way I feel sometimes.   Here I go, stepping into the ring.  Welcome to this thing we call: Life.

We all like to be prepared for the battles ahead of us.   We make lists, plan strategies, do whatever we can to better the odds.

But what happens when the odds are so far against you that they seem practically hopeless?  What then?

That’s what a fellow named Gideon has to face.   He has to face impossible odds.   But Gideon is about to learn a lesson about fighting those really big battles in life.   A lesson that we need to absorb as well, if we hope to make it through our most difficult battles.

Come this Sunday and we’ll talk about the really big battle Gideon had to fight as well as the battles we face…  and how to come out a winner.

See you this Sunday at 9am!  – Pastor Mac

Be brilliant!  Read  Judges 6 & 7 before Sunday…

Everyone needs something to hold on to in dangerous times…

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Rehab ran a “house of ill repute” in Jericho around the time the Israelites were coming to knock the city down.  Her business was booming, but when two spies showed up at her door she quickly realized that things were taking a turn for the worse.

What Rahab did next had a big effect on the future of God’s people.   It also saved her and her family.   A little piece of scarlet rope turned out to be her life line!

What’s your life line when dangerous times come knocking?   Will it be strong enough to hold you?   Let’s talk about Hope in difficult days!

See you this Sunday at 9am!  – Pastor Mac

Be brilliant!  Read Joshua 2 before Sunday…

PS:  Rahab the prostitute was Jesus’ great, great, great, great… step-grandmother; an inconvenient fact that has put a twist in the knickers of stuffy biblical scholars for over 2000 years!  (Read the genealogy in Matthew 1). It just goes to show you that God can use the most unlikely people for His purposes… even us!  🙂