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We being our sermon series based upon our Lent study, Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table.  Another way to look at this season is that it is a time that prepares us for new hope, new possibilities, and ultimately resurrection! We all have had enough of fear, uncertainty, and despair. Russia is attacking Ukraine, there is an inherent fear of World War III. We know the Enemy of our souls wants to keep us in conflict, fear, confusion, doubt, and despair. How can we prevent the Devil from sitting at our table? We begin this study with Psalm 23. This is probably one of the greatest moments in Hebrew poetry and inspiration. These words are some of the most often quoted in the entire Bible. They are so familiar that we forget their power and the invitation that is contained in these verses. God prepares a table for us in the presence of all the difficulties of our world. These enemies are the things that seek to enslave us, drag us down, and overwhelm our minds. Often though, when we are at God’s table we focus on the voice of the Enemy rather than sharing with the Living God of the universe.  This study can help win the battle for our minds and hearts so that we can have the strength that is available even in the most difficult times! This is our deepest prayer that you will sense the Good Shepherd sharing with you the abundant life of being his child even in the fear and conflict of a broken and warring world! Psalm 23:1-6: A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (NIV)