The Pastor's Pen
Many times we get discouraged.
Many times we feel like giving up! Be honest, you have had those thoughts also. But just when you think the devil has won, just when you are about to give up, just when he talked you into doubting The Lord and His awesome power
......Suddenly you remembered, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want"- Psalm 23:1. Does that sound familiar? Didn't most of us learn it as a child? Is it still true?
The devil thought you had forgotten about this verse, the Lord's promises and that He is our
shepherd. Just tell him to go back where he came from. The devil is a master in deception. He is a liar. He can plant a seed in our head and
he has an open door. Keep trying to keep those doors closed.
We don't have to worry. We know that the Lord is our shepherd and a shepherd will not leave his sheep. What a Savior He is! Keep that door in our mind shut. Don't let the devil put discouraging thoughts or doubt in your mind. Rest on His promises, there are so many in the Word! We can defeat the devil. We as Christians win in the end!
How Great is our God!
- Preacher Chuck
Peace Free Will Baptist Church
Rev. Chuck Thornton, Pastor Cell: 864-497-7953 Church: 864-579-4762
1195 Old Converse Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 170835, Spartanburg, SC. 29301
Preacher Chuck is a Spartanburg native. He graduated from Spartanburg High School and attended Spartanburg Community College and Beaver Creek Bible Institute. He is married to Libby Bullman Thornton and has two children, Dawn Thornton Guy and Charles Thornton II (Chip). He is the proud grandfather of five granddaughters - Dru, Daphne, Delaney and Daelyn Guy and Selah Thornton and grandson Jake. He is a member of the Palmetto Conference of the Free Will Baptist, where he serves as Clerk. His hobbies are hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.