The Orchard Christian Church

The Orchard Christian Church__________ "where Fruit of the Spirit grows"____________________________ north Montebello ______________ Matthew & Kumi Perri

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

satan's word to Jesus

A work of fiction and imagination
Based on John 1:35 - 2:2

“Jesus of Nazareth- who do you think you are, and what are you doing? Why are you showing up at an existing ministry that was started by another man? Why are you waiting to see who will come talk to you? Are you trying to steal sheep? These people didn’t come to meet you- they came for John the Baptist. If you are really sent by God, you don’t need to visit another ministry. You don’t need to make new friends who are already seeking the things of God. Spend all your time with lost people who are living in darkness. What are you doing, talking with spiritually alive adults that you don’t even know, and bringing them to parties? You call that a ministry? Stay away from places where spiritually alive people gather- you can do it alone.

You’re a carpenter from Nazareth, and you’re already 30. You’re not really young anymore, even if you still think like a young man. Get back JoJo; get back to where you once belonged. The friends and family you grew up with in Nazareth already define your identity. Just listen to the elders at the synagogue, and volunteer to help out there- maybe you can work in the children’s ministry. The elders would not approve of what you are doing now. Nazareth already has enough synagogues, and they are struggling. You should build up what is already there, instead of trying to start something new. That’s my advice. Sincerely, your friend, Satan.”


At 8:26 PM, Blogger Rebekka said...

Hi Matthew!

I will be taking a class at ELAC..which i suppose is really near you guys! Hope to meet you guys one of these days.

At 12:07 PM, Blogger The Orchard Christian Church said...

Hi Rebekka,
Welcome back from your mission trip! We hope it went well. Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa will be hosting their supported missionaries for the 2008 “Meet the Missionary Day”, on Saturday, January 5, 2008, 9:00a.m. to Noon, in the Main Sanctuary. Also speaking will be K.P. Yohannan, founder of Gospel for Asia. You are welcome to join us, or meet us there. Or maybe you can meet us on a Sunday afternoon at Starbucks? Since we are missionaries planting a church here in north Montebello, it is always good to be inspired and get new ideas from godly missionaries.

At 10:42 PM, Blogger Rebekka said...

HOW EXCITING! Actually K.P. Yohannan is one of my most revered missionary- i have been supporting their ministry for awhile. And I heard about this event on the radio, dint know much about it. I will let you know if I can come~ this is something i definitely want to go to. I'll pray about it! Maybe see you there!

At 5:08 PM, Blogger The Orchard Christian Church said...

I'm glad that all of us could finally meet there in the sanctuary. I recognized the dress you designed and showcased on your website!


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