Meeting the Halloween Challenge! (Reformation Day.)

Jesus casting out demons

–The greatest challenge for Halloween is not decorating, or getting a costume that suits you, or which party to go to, or getting the kids ready for trick or treating, or even the weather. The greatest challenge is to take a strong and solid stand against evil and for good!

Will you take this stand with me?
–I refuse to celebrate, focus on, dress up like, or open up to demons, witches, ghosts, gore, terror, horror, or any other forms of evil on the day called Halloween (October 31) or on any other day! I choose instead to “put on Christ” and to make everyday a mighty celebration of the Presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ and of His love, joy, forgiveness, freedom, healing, hope, righteousness, peace, power, salvation, and victory on the cross!

Please like and share this on Facebook, Twitter, other social media, and all over cyberspace! Let’s shift our focus from Halloween to All Saints Day (Nov. 1).

For me October 31 is a day of God’s destiny. Twenty-six years ago today I had a business lunch with a woman I had never met. She became my best friend, my fellow soldier in seeking and serving Christ, and 9 months later my wife. Here’s more of our story.

October 31 is also known as Reformation Day. It’s the date in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg, Germany thus beginning the Protestant Reformation. Here are 95 Theses for the 21st Century.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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One Response to Meeting the Halloween Challenge! (Reformation Day.)

  1. i take EVERY opportunity to celebrate God’s love and find a way to share Him with everybody and anybody. Although i live in a neighborhood where we do not have trick or treaters coming to our door i’ve encouraged those who do have people coming to their door to use it for a chance/opportunity for ” revers door to door evangelism.”
    Rather than us going door to door this is the one time of year when you may have people coming to your door.
    They may not even know the dangers of Halloween, the evil side, the cautions that need to be taken.
    They may be coming just for candy, but we can give them so much more.

    I hope that you don’t feel that it is wrong for me to accept trick or treaters in this way because i value your opinion as a true brother in Christ.

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