Gary...MEOW! (inside joke)
The text was Job 1:10 and 42:10. His sermon was on building the protective hedge of God, which is something I've always known is important to do when you pray. We need to pray a hedge around our spouses, ourselves, our children, our families, our home, our friends, etc. Here were Brother Brown's points:
When Job prayed a hedge, he prayed...
*A personal hedge
*A property hedge
*A prosperous hedge
*A hedge that Satan could not penetrate
*A heart that Satan could not provoke
*A harvest that Satan could not prevent
Through all of his losses, Job worshipped. What gave him a strong relationship with God before his losses, got him through his losses.
Brother Brown was pointing out how God brought Job up to Satan. Which when you think about it, said a great deal about Job. God had great confidence in Job. I wonder what kind of confidence God has in me.
Last night was Brother Jeff's last service with us before leaving for boot camp today. We'll miss him while he's gone, but not near as much as his wife Michelle and their three children. Please pray for him and his family these next few months. They're all going to need it!