Struggle . . . Against Satan

August 25th, 2013

The Reality of War - Ephesians 6:12

  • Test - 1 John 4:1-4

The god of this Age?

  • Revealed - 2 Corinthians 4:4
  • Control - 1 John 5:19
  • Destiny - John 12:31, 16:11

The Reality of Satan?   The Evidence

  • Personality
    • Intelligence - 2 Corinthians 11:3
    • Emotions - Revelation 12:17
    • Desire - Luke 22:31
    • Person - Job 1:6-12, Matthew 4:1-12
    • Created - Ezekiel 28:15
    • A spirit being - Ezekiel 18:14
  • His Names
    • Satan (means adversary or opposer) - Matthew 4:1, Ephesians 4:27
  • His Activities
    • Relating to God
      • Devil (means slanderer) - Zechariah 3:1, Matthew 4:10
      • A serpent (guile and craftiness) - Zechariah 3:1, Matthew 4:10
      • The great dragon (ferocious attacking) - Revelation 12:9
      • The Tempter (counterfeit) - Matthew 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 3:5
      • Attack - Genesis 3:15, Matthew 4:1-11
      • To Eliminate the Suffering and Death on the Cross
      • To offer a counterfeit Kingdom - 1 John 2:15-17
    • Relating to Unbelievers
      • To blind their minds to the Gospel - 2 Corinthians 4:4
      • To take away the Word - Luke 8:12
    • Relating to Believers
      • To tempt us to commit evil/sin - 1 Corinthians 10:13
      • To cover up selfishness/ to lie - Acts 5:1-11
      • To tempt us to commit immorality - 1 Corinthians 7:5
      • To yield to the flesh - Galatians 5:16-17, Romans 8:1-8
      • To destroy the family - Ephesians 5:21-33, 6:1-4

A Struggle Strategy

  • Live by every word that comes from the mouth of God - Matthew 4:4
  • Be filled with the Holy Spirit - Ephesians 5:18, Galatians 5:16
  • Put on the full armor of God - Ephesians 6:13


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Struggle . . . With Self

August 18th, 2013

The Gap . . . in understanding the Gospel - 2 Peter 1:3-9

  • The Problem - 2 Peter 1:8-9

Past Forgiveness    -> ->       Here & Now   <- <-        Future Hope

  • The Question - ineffective and unproductive?
  • A New Life? - Romans 6:1-4

3 Kinds of Blindness

  • Identity - The Power - 2 Peter 1:3
  • God's Provision - The Promises - 2 Peter 1:4
  • God's Process (Philippians 2:13) - The Fruit - 2 Peter 1:5-7


Replacements . . .

  • Activity
  • Legalism
  • Mysticism
  • Activism
  • Biblicism
  • Psychology
  • Social

Why Death is the Key to a New Life - Galatians 2:20

  • Sin - Romans 3:10, 23
  • Heart - Proverbs 4:23
  • Change - Titus 2:11-14


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Struggle . . . Against Sin

August 11th, 2013

The dilemma - Romans 7:21-25

Choose who you will be a slave to - Romans 6:8-18

The Journey to Holiness - Romans 6:19-23

A Way Out - 1 Corinthians 10:13

The Challenge - Hebrews 12:1-7

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Mission

August 4th, 2013

The Poor Village Maiden

Mark's Story - Mark 2:1-12

A Ministry of reconciliation - 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Geovani Fernandez

Santo Domingo School

Personal Application

  • What really is my mission?
  • Am I one of the four friends?
  • Where am I serving the King?
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