Articles Tagged 'Devil'

Resist and Obey!

Decide now to choose obedience and resist the devil and invite the LORD to help you win your victory over the evil one!

Max Lucado reminds us that while all sorts of challenges await us today, the Lord longs for our obedience so he can step in and crush Satan at our feet.

Crouching at the Door

How did Jesus have the strength to resist sin again and again and again? What strategies or tools did he use to overcome the schemes of the evil one?

Phil Ware leads in our focus on being JesuShaped disciples by talking about the real power behind Jesus overcoming temptation.

Desert of Trial

Because he knew the true and living God, the heart behind the Scriptures, he could recognize the forger, the fraud — Satan — who tried to distort and misuse truth and Scripture.

James Nored and Phil Ware discuss the temptations and trials of Jesus and why they are important to us and what they have to say to us as people who are part of God's story.

Teach Us to Pray 12: Deliver Us

Why would God lead us into temptation? Doesn't God want us victorious over temptation?

Phil Ware and Andy Johnson help us look at our prayer for deliverance from temptation and the evil one.

Desert of Trial

Because he knew the true and living God, the heart behind the Scriptures, he could recognize the forger, the fraud.

James Nored and Phil Ware discuss the temptations and trials of Jesus and why they are important to us and what they have to say to us as people who are part of God's story.

Wonderfully Unsettling Grace

God perched His grace on a tree of torture in the middle of humanity's worst abuses so that grace would be available to everyone... even you!

James Nored and Phil Ware explore the wonderfully unsettling nature of God's grace and His desire to make it accessible to everyone.

Legion No More!

Jesus came to bring us freedom from bondage to Satan and his power.

Phil Ware reminds us the battle we are in with Satan with our lives and how Jesus can end our bondage to him.

Nothing to Prove

Satan will tempt us to prove our importance just like he tempted Jesus.

Max Lucado reminds us that Satan will try to tempt us to be important and to show out rather than to serve, just like he did with Jesus.

Choose Obedience

Decide Now to Choose Obedience

Max Lucado reminds us that while all sorts of challenges await us today, the Lord longs for our obedience so he can step in and crush Satan at our feet.

The Head of the Snake is Crushed!

How do we deal with our fear of evil, the devil, and temptation.

Max Lucado talks about the defeat of Satan, the devil, by Jesus on the cross.

Alert to Satan's Tactics

No one wants to be an expert, but we all must be alert!

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the sly intentions of the evil one who would like to deceive us, but we can and do have the power to resist.

Who Will You Trust?

With all the voices telling you who you are, who will you trust?

Max Lucado uses the woman caught in adultery to remind us of the accusing voices we hear in our head and in our life and reminds us that this is from the adversary, the devil and challenges us to listen to the voice of Jesus.

I Got Hacked!

Are you protected from outside attacks?

Russ Lawson reminds us to put on the full armor of God so we don't get spiritually hacked.

Why God Permits Pain

I thought if I followed Jesus, He would take care of me?

Rubel Shelly discusses both the problem and the purpose of pain in the believer's life.

True Peace

What happens after I leave the calm place?

Bill Sherrill shares about finding a quiet space where he can share in the joy and blessing of the Lord's peace, but he also talks about the times and places the Lord blesses him in the middle of terror, storm, and fear.

Behind Enemy Lines

Where do you live your life of faith?

Phil Ware talks about persecution of believers today and how we can make a difference.

Freed!

A biblical reminder of our ultimate freedom.

This is simply quoting Hebrews 2:14-18 about freedom from death's tyrranny.

I Don't Want Them to Change Me!

Why keep doing what you're doing?

Alan Smith uses a story by Elie Wiesel to help make the point that sometimes we have to do things that seem even futile because we don't want to be changed into something we don't want to be.

Resistance Is NOT Futile!

Have you given resisting a try lately?

Patrick Odum reminds us that overcoming temptation requires us to resist the devil, but he also adds some other insights from James' famous passage about overcoming temptation by being honest about oursleves and our need for God.

The Real Reason

Let's cut through the fluff and deal with the real issue here!

Selfishness is what really lies behind all of marriage problems and the devil wants to use selfish people and marriage problems to render the church ineffective.

The Devil Made Me Do It!

Who are you blaming for your messes?

We've got to be honest about our weakness and inconsistency and quit trying to blame everything on someone or something else, including satan or the devil.

He Has No Hold on Me

Are you truly free?

Don't you wish you could say, like Jesus said, that the devil or Satan has no hold on you?

Father of Lies

Whose voice do you listen to?

Satan is the Father of lies and tries to get us to believe his cruel and ugly lies.

Said the Spider to the Fly

Have you been trapped lately?

Satan loves to trap us when we wander away from God's people.

Refuse to Be Slicked

Have you been slicked lately by the ads?

Just like the fast food ads decieve us by making their product look too good to be true, so also satan deceives and tempts us.