Summary: Satan is subtle in his attempt to detour your walk with Jesus. His strategy is relentless. He is in pursuit of you. The evil one will make several attemts to take you down. He is your enemy and you need to be aware of his schemes to get you to hell. In
SATAN’S SUBTLE SPECIOUS SYNTHETIC SYLLOGISMS
A WORD ABOUT SATAN:
EPHESIANS 6:10-12 “Finally be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might
Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s
schemes. For our struggle is not against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
I PETER 5:8 “ Be self controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around
like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
II CORINTHIANS 11:14 “And no wander for Satan himself masquerades as a angel
GOD IS IN LOVE WITH YOU AND SEEKS YOUR HIGHEST GOOD.
GOD KNOWS EVERY DETAIL ABOUT YOU AND BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD HE SET IN MOTION A PLAN TO SAVE YOU.
1.It is a message of love.
2.It is also a message of conviction.
3.We are about to make a decision for Christ – then Satan steps up to the plate and says:
I. SATAN SAYS…DON’T LET GOD TELL YOU WHAT TO DO!
A. Don’t let the preacher tell you what to do.
B. Don’t you get too emotional about this church stuff.
C. You have the capacity to say no – now say it
D. You are independent exercise your rights
E. But we see that we are hopeless and helpless without Jesus.
F. Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”
G. We see in Acts that Cornelius was a good man but still was not saved and the world begins
to convict us and we begin to turn to the Lord but Satan comes up beside us and says:
II.SATAN SAYS… YOU DO NOT KNOW ENOUGH!
A. Look at that Bible. There are 66 Books –what do you know.
B. You do not even know the books of the bible!
C. The preacher uses words you do not even understand.
D. But the minister begins to show what they did in the book of Acts.
E. Is sound pretty simple and you think – I can do that and begin there.
F .But the Devil comes along and says:
III.SATAN SAYS… CHRISTIANS ARE A BUNCH OF PHONIES!
A. If you could flash up on a screen of all the things that
Christians are going to be doing. If you could show up on that screen
what they are thinking…you would never go to church. You say to
yourself, yes….I don’t have to be a part of a church where there are
B. A Hypocrite is someone pretending to be someone that is better than they are.
C. Satan tries to get folks to concentrate on the one mistake a Christian makes.
D. The church is full of people who know they aren’t what they want to be. That is why we are
here clinging to each other and encouragingone another and trusting God to Grow.
E. You hear the preacher say “When you stand before God, the Lord is not going to ask you
how many phonies were in the church – He is going to ask you, why did you not except his
F. You begin to realize that only you will give an account before God and that you need to come
to Jesus. Satan steps up to the plate and says:
IV. SATANS SAY…THERE IS TOO MUCH CONFUSION AMONG RELIGIOUS LEADERS!
A. There are All kinds of churches and those guys on TV say
different things. I can’t trust anyone!
1. So much religious division. Who is right?
2. I am not going to follow Jesus – there is too much disagreement.
3. Illustrate: Go to the doctor and you go and get a different
opinion. (you do not quit because two doctors disagree)
B. You begin to read the bible yourself.
1. You can trust the fact that God loves you
2 You believe the Jesus died for you
3. You see the need to be forgiven of your sins
4. You understand by faith you come to Christ by his grace.
5. You understand that you are baptized into Jesus and added to his family the church.
6. You decide to act on what you know the word says and Satan comes along and says:
V. SATAN SAYS… YOU WILL BE GOING AGANST YOUR PARENTS!
A. If you do what you believe what the Bible says- you will be saying that what your parents
believed was wrong.
1. Illustrate: scales in the small grocery store.
2. Just to go along with someone that is related to you to please them does not make you
right before God.
3. You think, I need to come to Jesus and Satan comes along and says:
VI. SATAN SAYS… LOOK WHAT YOU WILL BE GIVING UP? YOU WILL MISS ALL THE FUN!