Stand


In talking about the armor of God in Ephesians Chapter 6, the Apostle Paul uses the word "stand" a lot. "Take your stand", he says; "stand your ground"; "stand firm". The Christian life as warfare is not simply implied - it is explicitly set forth in this passage.

Deep division seems to be tearing at the fabric of our Nation. There is a seething anger which threatens to move beyond peaceful protests and into harsh language and even violence. How should those who follow Christ respond? Does Paul call us to battle against anyone who does not agree with us?

At Tammany Oaks, we will follow the Word of God and take a stand. We will stand together with one another: in hope, in prayer, in respect and honor and love for all. We will stand on the rich promises of God and His only Son Jesus Christ. We will stand on The Word of God which tells us that our struggle is not against people [Ephesians 6:12] - even those who disagree with us. The only weapon we will wield in this war is love.

We will stand with those who are suffering, with those who are in need, with those who have no voice. And, we will stand with "all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love", Ephesians 6:24. We invite you to stand with us.

~Elder Ambrose Ramsey 

 
Tammany Oaks Church of Christ
3700 Hwy 59 - Mandeville, LA 70471
Office Number: 985-867-9898    l    Email: churchdesk@tammanyoaks.org