Sermon Illustrations

Earlier this week, I was wrestling my 14 year

old son. I accomplished the near impossible

feat of tackling and pinning him to the

floor. Just when I thought that victory was

mine, my 12 year son decided to jump in and

throw himself onto my back. I was not

prepared for his surprise attack. A lesson I

learned several cracked ribs later.

As Christians we must stay focused on Christ

and the victory we can have through him. And

even while Christ is giving us victory, we

must stay alert and realize that the enemy is

always on the prowl. He is waiting for us to

let our guard down and leave ourselves open

to his attack. The Word is right when it

compares Satan to a lion looking to devour us.