Who Is Satan?

Text: Revelation 12:9 Even those who do not know or believe the Bible have heard of Satan – the devil, enemy of God. We need to understand who Satan is. He is a real being, not a myth or the personification of evil. In this lesson, we’re going to see what the Bible says about Satan […]

Submit and Resist

Text: James 4:1-12 This lesson is the seventh in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James talked about the need to submit to God and resist the devil. There Is a War Inside of Us (v. 1-5) Conflicts among us are primarily rooted in selfishness (v. 1) – our desires over the good of others Following […]

The Temptation of Christ

Text: Matthew 4:1-11 After His baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted. Satan tried to get Him to sin, but Jesus never once gave in to any temptation. He set an example for us, showing how to handle temptations. The Nature of This Temptation There are two types of temptations – testing […]

Resisting the Devil

Text: 1 Peter 5:6-10 Satan is trying to destroy us and cause us to miss out on the reward that God has made available for the faithful. Yet God has made it so that we can resist the devil and overcome him. Humble Yourselves Before God (v. 6) Therefore – based upon what was just said […]

Then the Devil Comes

Text: Luke 8:11-12 In His explanation of the parable of the sower, Jesus described the time when “the devil comes.” There are various times when “the devil comes” to tempt us or to convince us to reject the truth. If we are to resist him, we would do well to note when he comes so we […]

Admonition to the Corinthians

Text: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Before closing his first letter to Corinth, Paul gives the brethren five admonitions. These instructions were not given because of a peculiar situation that existed among the brethren there. They are general instructions that all Christians can apply as well. So let us consider what Paul urged the Corinthians to do, and […]

The Great War

Text: Revelation 17:14 Our Involvement Our warfare (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) — spiritual, not carnal “Put on the full armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11) — not written to apostles, preachers, or elders, but to all Christians We must fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12) The Enemy The adversary is the devil (1 Peter 5:8) — […]