Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


April 28, 2011

Abraham Lincoln was quoting Jesus when he delivered his famous "kingdom divided" speech.

"How can Satan drive out Satan?  If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand..."
                                            --Mark 3:23,24 TNIV
When Jesus began his public ministry his own family thought he was at least odd, and maybe "not right."  His enemies said "He's possessed by the devil; he has demons!"  Jesus answered: "No, I'm not crazy, I'm not possessed.  Why would the devil do works of righteousness and compassion?  No, to do so would destroy Satan."
Jesus did the works of the one who sent him, and was thoroughly consistent.  The fruit of his ministry bore witness not only to who sent him, but who he is.  This staggering truth bears witness to us, and summons us to follow him as well. 
Dale Patterson