(from Pastor Osborne)
In the Star Wars movies, Darth Vader represented the dark side of human nature. As believers we try to stay away from the dark side of our lives. We want everyday to be so in love with the Lord and so close to our God. We want to blurt out like Peter, “even if everyone else leaves you, Jesus, I will never leave you.” That is a wonderful thought. However, we all know that just a few hours later, Peter fell prey to his dark side and denied Christ three times. Peter’s “I’ll never leave you” turned into “I never knew the man.”
The hymn writer wrote “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love.” Every christian I have known faces that struggle. The question that has haunted me and possibly you is “How can I as a christian who is saved from sin, turn around and serve sin?”
On January 6th, we will start a new series of messages during the Bible study time exploring the side of our lives that needs the light of Christ to dispel the darkness. Some topics we will be looking at include:
- The Christian and Sin
- The Biblical Analysis of Pride
- When Lust Rears Its Ugly Head
- What About Abortion?
- What Do We Do About Sexual Offenders?
- Spiritual Life Cleansing
- Curing Death
- How to Gain Eternal Life
- Every Life has Sharp Curves
- God’s Sovereignty
- What Delivers us from Despair?
- God’s Grace
I hope you will join me for this unique series starting this Wednesday night, January 6, 2010. May we learn together how God’s light dispels the darkness.
Visit our website to download or listen to all of the messages in Pastor Osborne’s Defeating the Dark Side series.