SUNDAYS IN-PERSON and Online: 9 & 11AM

Watch Parkview online at 9AM and 11AM

Week 10

8Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” 1 Peter 5:8-9

  1. Do you believe in the personified evil known and described in Scripture as the devil? Do you know some people who refuse to believe in such a being?  What keeps people from believing?
  1. Peter portrays the enemy as a prowling roaring lion.  The apostle Paul says the enemy “masquerades as an angel of light.” [2 Corinthians 11:14] What do those two very different images tell you about the enemy?
  1. With temptation appealing to pride and accusation to guilt and anxiety – can you see ways the enemy uses those two things in your own life and experience?
  1. The devil cannot make us do anything we don’t want to do – so we do have the ability to resist and stand firm. What are some things you can do and what spiritual disciplines you should practice to assist you in resisting and standing?

Scroll to Top
On August 26, 2021, IL Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an Executive Order mandating that masks be worn at all indoor gatherings. Although churches are exempt from the Executive Order, out of respect for governing authorities, Parkview has continued to ask staff, leaders, volunteers, and those attending Sunday gatherings to wear a mask while indoors. We are grateful for our people’s understanding and willingness to do so. The Governor recently indicated that his Executive Order will be rescinded on Monday, February 28th making masks no longer required in most indoor settings. In anticipation of that, on Sunday, February 27th Parkview will return to a “mask optional” policy.

While the mask policy has once again shifted, our commitment to your health and wellbeing has not. We remain dedicated to thoroughly cleaning our public spaces before and after our gatherings. Masks and hand sanitizer are still readily available to those who want them.

Navigating these difficult days has not always been clear or easy. Whatever your perspective on current realities, as fellow Christians, let us allow kindness, grace and compassion characterize our interaction and relationships. In the words of the Apostle Paul, “Let us be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

I look forward to being with you on Sundays.
Grace and Peace,
Ray S. Kollbocker
Lead Pastor