Summary: 1 Peter 5:8… “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Question…True or false…Do you believe Satan is real? With the Current relationship you have with Christ…Does Satan th
Slide #1 Hunting Lion
1 Peter 5:8… “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
Question…True or false…Do you believe Satan is real?
With the Current relationship you have with Christ…Does Satan think of you as a threat (threat…making a difference in the eternal kingdom… your obedience is noticed…your heart is one like David’s…)?
Or when Satan here’s your name… (He just chuckles because…) he’s not even concerned with you at all?
If your answer is no…that Satan is not concerned with you at all…why not make a change. (It’s never too late)
If you answered Yes to this question…(that Satan does think of you as a threat)…
Just like the ones who answered no…I want you to realize that you are not alone fighting against Satan.
Every day that God allows you to wakeup…and commit your life to Him…you become a target of Satan.
Satan tries his best to tempt you into doing things that will disrupt God’s plan for mankind.
In Matthew chapter 4…Jesus finds Himself being tempted 3 times by Satan…
Satan’s knew if he could make Jesus sin by tempting Him... that he would knock out a key player in his battle against God.
Of course by reading Matthew Chapter 4 we see that Satan failed in his efforts to tempt Jesus…
And as a result of failing to control Jesus through temptation…today…you and I are left facing the battle with Satan trying to control our lives by daily tempting us.
I’m not here today to scare you into surrendering your life over to God…
But I am here today to make you aware… make you aware that…
Satan is real…and whether or not you agree to fight or not…you are in a battle.
It is a battle that not only daily challenges the relationship you have with God…but it will even make you question if there is a God at all.
One of the most difficult challenges of finding out if God Does Care about people… is realizing that both Christians and non-Christians alike are in constant battle with the enemy of God.
The enemy’s number one concern in this life is to consume you…totally control you…to saturate your mind with lies and meaningless things.
If you had the opportunity to sit down with Satan and ask him a few questions…what would you ask?
Video…Interview with Satan (YouTube) (by Live Church)
By watching this video we see...a very possible questionnaire that might take place between Satan and man.
We hear Satan joking about problems within the church…
He begins by tempting Craig with a cookie because he is choosing to fast…
We also heard how Satan has learned to love the church…by turning us against each other.
He loves to cause division by slander worship styles…traditional vs. contemporary…
He causes deacons to fight against other deacons …we even saw how he encourages you to drink alcohol.