Stand and Speak Pastor Terry Trivette

Blog Post: Article for the Newsletter

I write a little article for an in-house newsletter we publish at the church. Though it is already read by upwards of 20 people, I thought I would start posting it here for those who don't get to read it at the church.

From your pastor,

            On January 22nd, hundreds of thousands of people showed up in our nation’s capitol for the annual “March for Life”. It is a demonstration of pro-life supporters, held on the anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision on abortion. What? You didn’t hear about it on the news? You probably didn’t. The media virtually ignored it.
            Brent Bozell, the president of the Media Research Center said, “If these were a few dozen hipsters prostesting corporate profits while taking selfies with iPhones, the networks would have wall-to-wall coverage.” I fear he is right.
            Truthfully, standing up for and doing what it is right doesn’t seem to garner much attention in this world. Ours is the age that celebrates sin and, as Romans 1:32 says, takes pleasure in those who do the very things God has promised to judge.
            Let us remember, however, that we do not serve the Lord Jesus for the sake of the applause of the world. We do not preach the gospel, love our neighbors, and fight for those who cannot fight for themselves so that our society will say what great people we are. If we do seek for that, we had better not hold our breath.
            We do what we do in obedience to Jesus, for the advancement of His kingdom, and for the “well done” from His lips when there will be no media to cover it. Serve Him, church, and let His pleasure be what pleases you the most.


Pastor Terry