When the Devil wants to attack the company of saints he will often focus his attack on a particular individual. He picks on one to try and pick the fellowship apart.
Jesus knows what we are going to go through and that we will fall down sometimes, yet He still loves us and prays for us.
Jesus knew the darkness was coming but He also knew that although Peter would fall down, he would not fail to get back up.
Jesus prayed for Peter and He prays for us that we will not be eclipsed, that the glimmer of light will still shine through and that we will be reestablished in our faith and strengthen the faith of others.
Within the church body we have many stories that are similar in that they involve the sifting but also the strengthening on the other side. We have to be like Peter and turn back and not be like Judas and turn away. We will suffer shame either way, but one way leads to a devilâ€™s destruction and the other to a godly destiny.
Great Sermon! Really helpful and relevant. A very accurate description of how the enemy wants to tear churches up, and what our attitude should be in that situation, under God. Thank you.
Paul Dickinson (5/19/2009)
from Citrus County, Florida
Powerful Sermon! "Strengthen Your Brothers" was both insightful and inspiring. It is always a wondrous thing to watch as God changes His people through growth and mended relationships as well as furthering Spiritual intellect. This sermon had all these things and probably can not be digested properly and completely in a single hearing.
Praise the Lord our God.
from Lecanto, FL
A Chain Reaction I was there to hear this sermon in person, and afterward, I can tell you, it really set off a chain reaction in the church, many people were huddling and praying together, and God was glorified. Listen up if you want to hear a truly important message.