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All of us have experienced the pain caused by others. We are all wounded. We all hurt. And many of us struggle to forgive. It feels safer not to.......and yet that is a deadly lie. Here, Paul connects unforgiveness with Satanic influence. Let's take a look.....
Beelzebul: Enticing Your Thoughts with Pride
The Devil: Attacking Your Heart with Guilt
Christians must depend on the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we walk through this ungodly world. He uses the tools of our senses and what we have learned and memorized. Discernment,the ability to “sense” underlying character choices and prepare for unknown events, is and important and key tool of the maturing Christian. Discernment is both a gift from the Lord and a muscle to be exercised. Through discernment, the Lord protects us and leads us through dark times to His light.
Introduction: What is Prayer? Prayer is an expression of . . . ● our faith-based relationship with God ● our obedient-dependence on God ● our spiritual battle against the demonic-enemies of God 1. Pray by Faith in Jesus’ Name ● Believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior: and do the works of Christ (v12) ● Pray in conformity to Christ-likeness: for the glory of God the Father (v13) ● Pray with confidence: in the power and authority of the reigning Christ (v14) 2. Some Biblical Principles of How to Pray and Why ● Pray in the Spirit to God our Father: with joyful worship and thanksgiving ● Pray according to Scripture: and in the words of Scripture ● Pray with a broken-humble heart: repenting of sin and standing against the evil one ● Pray privately and corporately: for God’s kingdom to come and for our daily needs ● Pray reverently and whole-heartedly: with fasting and lament ● Pray by asking God: expecting our heavenly Father to answer and provide
John provides no middle ground. We are either born-again children of God, or bastard children of the devil. Those fathered by the latter live in rebellion. Sin is default. Those who are fathered by God practice righteousness and break the bonds of sin. John's language is stronger: They don't sin (3:6, 9). This sermon deals with sin, the devil, and Jesus' atonement. He saved us from our sins, and then some. We owe Him our allegiance.
Peter has given much encouragement and comfort to suffering Christians throughout this first letter. Now, as he brings the letter to a close, he makes sure that he imparts some final practical wisdom for their lives......and for ours too.