This workshop will provide the basis for a Lenten sermon series related to the theme: "The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil" (1 John 3:8). Participants should bring a copy of Dr. Bennett's book, I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare (CPH, 2013). (Click on book title to be taken to CPH.org to order the book) The workshop will highlight various biblical texts and how Jesus and the Apostles have taught us to deal with the real evil in our midst.
(Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett)
The Reverend Doctor Robert H Bennett grew up in Michigan where he served as Pastor to Our Savior Lutheran Church of Benzonia and Trinity Lutheran Church and School of Reese, Michigan. Dr. Bennett holds the degrees of B.A. from Concordia University, Ann Arbor (Human Resource Management), M.Div. (Exegetical Studies), S.T.M (Exegetical Studies) and PhD (Missiology) from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne Indiana. His PhD research focused on the growth of the Lutheran Church of Madagascar (F.L.M.). Dr. Bennett's research led to the publishing of his first book titled, I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare and his later book, Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America. Dr. Bennett is the Executive Director of Luther Academy and also serves Concordia Theological Seminary as an International Missions Specialist and visiting Professor of Missiology.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up