BELIEVE #9

October 23, 2022   /   Big Valley Grace Community Church

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SATAN & THE EXISTENCE OF EVIL
Ephesians 6:10-18 

  1. Where Did Satan Come From?
    1. He was by God (Ezekiel 28:13, 15; Colossians 1:16)
    2. Model of   ! (Ezekiel 28:12)
    3. Guardian (Ezekiel 28:14)
    4. On the of God (Ezekiel 28:14)
  2. What Happened?
    1. Heart was filled with ! (Isaiah 14:13-15)
    2. Limited  to the presence of God! (Job 1:6-7; 2:1-2; Revelation 12:10)
    3. Today he is an  of the Lord and  ! (Job 1:11; 2:4-5; 1 Chronicles 21:1; Zechariah 3:1; Matthew 4:3-11)
  3. Names
    1. of the  (Isaiah 14:12)
    2. (1 Chronicles 21:1; Job 1 & 2; Zechariah 3:1-2; Matthew 4:10, 16:23)
    3. (Matthew 4:1-11)
    4. of (John 8:44)
    5. Masquerades as an  of  (2 Corinthians 11:4)
  4. His Methods
    1. &  (John 8:44; Revelations 12:9)
    2.   unbelievers (2 Corinthians 4:4)
    3. people to (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 22:3-6; 2 Corinthians 11:3)
    4. &  out faith (Mark 4:1-9)
    5. &  (Job 1:11; Romans 8:1; Hebrews 7:25; Revelation 12:10)
  5. Lies Of The Enemy
    1. goes to heaven!” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Revelation 20:15; 21:8)
    2. don’t matter!” (1 Corinthians 15:33)
    3. to Christ doesn’t matter” (2 Corinthians 11:3; Matthew 7:24-27; John 15:10; 1 John 2:15-17)
    4. your (Proverbs 4:23; Jeremiah 17:9) 
    5. “What can it ?” (Joshua 7:1; 1 Corinthians 5:6-7; Galatians 6:7; James 1:15)
    6. “God doesn’t  about me” (Isaiah 40:27-31; Jeremiah 29:11-14)
  6. Biblical Truths To Rest Upon
    1. God is  over all (Ezekiel 28:15; Colossians 1:16; Isaiah 45:17)
    2. Satan is on a  (Job 1:12; 2:6; Luke 8:33; 1 Corinthians 10:13; James 4:7)
    3. A day of  is coming (Revelation 20:10)
    4. God is (1 John 1:8-2:2)
    5. No (Romans 8:1)

“The fundamental deception of Satan is the lie that  [to Christ]can never bring .”         

(R C Sproul, 2009)

 

DIGGING DEEPER

  1. Reread Ezekiel 28:11-19; Ephesians 6:11-18; Romans 8:31-39; 1 John 1:8-2:6
  2. Read this statement aloud: “We believe that all angels, including Satan, were created by God, and that Satan, through pride and sinful ambition, rebelled against God, becoming the great adversary of God and His people. These spirit beings possess supernatural powers, but are limited by the permissive will of God. Satan, as leader of evil angels, demons, was defeated and judged at the cross of Jesus Christ, and his final destiny is everlasting punishment in the lake of fire, hell.
  3. How is this above statement controversial in our culture today?
  4. Identify several essential truth statements from the scriptures listed above. What are their implications
    to us today?
  5. What are some ways Satan and/or our hearts lead us away from the Lord?
  6. How do we stay strong in the Lord?
  7. What one truth statement can you can share with someone (possibly your neighbor) this coming week?
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