People are not the only ones who go to church. The devil likes to come too. We can actually invite the devil to come to our church when we come with a critical spirit, bitterness, resentment, cherished and unconfessed sin, jealousy, pride, inattention, distraction. You can probably think of things to add to the list. But just as Jesus exercised his authority to kick the devil out, he comes to church to deliver us from satanic oppression and influence. Through his Word, his Holy Supper and the declaration of forgiveness of sins he comes to free us from anything evil we carry along with us. Jesus carried it all to the cross and left it there. Now, resurrected and ruling over even demonic forces his deepest desire it to liberate us.