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The Deacons And The Demons

from the book
Rejoicing In Life's 'Melissa Moments'
The Joys Of Faith And The Challenges Of Life

Kenneth Cauthen

Ephesians 6:10-20


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"I don't care what the Bible says." He spoke in anger and exasperation. Still it was disturbing to hear a deacon in a Baptist church say these words. He, of course, did care -- he cared a lot. He was driven to this outburst by the frustration he felt. He had come to tell me that the deacons wanted to have a meeting. He refused to call it without inviting me. It seems that some of the brothers wanted to remove me from the pastorate of the church I had served for nearly two years. The integrity of the chairman of the Board of Deacons would not allow a gathering in my absence. With heavy heart he had come to tell me the purpose of the meeting and to invite me to be present. The uproar had come about because I had written some letters to the newspapers and had preached a sermon that marked me as an integrationist. This ...

This sermon, The Deacons And The Demons, is based on Ephesians 6:10-20. This sermon relating to Ephesians 6:10-20 is excerpted from the book 'Rejoicing In Life's 'Melissa Moments''. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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