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On October 8, 1871, a fire broke out in Chicago that killed an estimated 300 people, left 100,000 others homeless, and destroyed over 17,000 buildings. Over the years, Mrs. O’Leary’s cow took the heat (no pun intended) for the Great Chicago Fire, but historians eventually removed the blame from this poor animal.

One good thing came out of this tragedy: people became more aware of the need for re safety. Since 1922, America has commemorated the date of the Great Chicago Fire by observing a National Fire Prevention Week. Schools perform drills with their students, and firefighters encourage families to identify ways to prevent res and establish plans for what to do when a fire does occur.

We face the threat of re in another way. Satan, our enemy, seeks to harm us with “the flaming darts of the evil one” (Eph. 6:16). He continually seeks to tempt us and pull us away from God’s gracious and loving desire for our lives. Satan may be crafty, but our Lord is greater, and He modeled for us a foolproof plan to avoid getting burned by spiritual attacks.

Join this Wednesday at 7:00 PM in our church library as we worship and study God's Word. All are invited.