April is a significant month. During Holy Week, especially, believers everywhere are persecuted, simply because of their faith. Satan, in his deceptive and petty nature aims to take our attention off of the cross and what Jesus accomplished through his finished works - the death and resurrection, and so he turns up the heat on problems and persecution. In light of this, we thought it would be appropriate to wage a counterattack and focus our April theme on one that educates and inspires the body of Christ with promises that we inherited over 2,000 years ago. We are aiming to debunk the control and powers of the enemy (and religion) and instead promote relationship with Christ. Learn more about #ThePromisedLife series below.
So many of us have been deeply grieved by the results of the recent Presidential Election. Regardless of whom you voted for and the outcome, the process was emotional and heartbreaking. This recent election proved that we are in fact a nation that is still deeply divided. It illuminated the fears, anxieties, racism, bigotry and pain that exist in our society. On Wednesday morning, when we awoke to a new president many women were angry, Muslims were uncertain, and African-Americans felt like time would move backwards and the policies-freedom and equality that many have fought for would be revoked.