The Most Terrifying and the most Comforting Words in all of I Peter

The Most Terrifying and the most Comforting Words in all of I Peter
2018-11-25
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Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-14
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Is the devil really real? Matthew 4:8-11

Ways the devil uses TEMPTATION:

  • He shows you the bait and hides the hook.
  • He gets you to rationalize sin as virtue.
  • He helps you notice the sins of those you admire.
  • He encourages you to overemphasize God’s mercy.
  • He makes you bitter over suffering.
  • He shows you how many bad people seem to live great lives.
  • He gets you to compare one part of your life to another.

Ways the devil uses ACCUSATION:

  • He causes you to look more at your sin than your savior.
  • He causes you to obsess over your past sins.
  • He makes you think the troubles you are facing are punishment from God.
  • He makes you think the inner struggle you have is a struggle no real christian would have.

Ways the devil uses Doubt:

  • Did God really say...

 

Ways we can RESIST the devil:

  • Know the truth.
  • Know God intimately.
  • Prioritize community.

 

“And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.”                       I Peter 5:10