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This sermon explores the reality of Satan, his techniques against Christians and how we can stand our ground against him.
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.
There are two simple truths every follower of Jesus must know. In fact, these two truths are so significant that even people not following Jesus ought to know them. Yet knowing them and applying them are two totally different things. May God give you the strength to apply and therefore be shaped by them.
How does Satan work? How can he gain access into our lives?
As it has been said, a great story ends like it begins and the story of Passion Week is no different. Passion Week started with the Triumphal entry to Jerusalem and then suddenly turns dark with the betrayal, the false trial, the unjust scourging, the painful crucifixion, the death of the Messiah; faith is shattered and life seems hopeless. Death, hell, the grave, sin and Satan seem to be the winners. However, praise God the story didn’t end there because the final chapter of Passion Week is the resurrection! The story of Passion Week truly ends with Jesus making one final Journey to Jerusalem not a lamb but as a Lion, not riding on a gentle colt, a beast of burden, but riding on a white horse of victory, not as the King of the Jews but as King of kings and Lord of lords!
Suffering can be the pathway to victory. Jesus earned us victory through His death on the cross and resurrection. We won’t fight for our victory, we fight from His victory. Remembering your "new life in Christ" will help you maintain a good conscience.
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.
In this final message in the series "In the Crosshairs" Pastor Ron deals with the third member of the unholy trinity aligned against every believer. Having dealt with the world and the flesh this message deals with our supernatural struggle against Satan and his armies of demons.