The Enemy is Real
(This message is online at: nwbcspringfield.com) - Use this listening guide as you watch the video worship services online. This will also have questions you can use with your connect group.
“that enemy of ______________________.”
Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places
Did you know _______ out of __________ Americans – believe Satan is only a symbol—he’s not really real
Paul doesn’t want us to ____________________________ the power
the Latin word for phosphorous is “_______________________” -
We need to be careful not to underestimate Satan’s power – but we can’t ______________________________it either ……
That little Greek word for “schemes” – is the word __________________ – where we get our English word __________________
Anger is never __________________– if you don’t deal with it – it grows
Paul uses the word “diablos” and the word “diablos” literally means “_____________________”
ICEBREAKER—•Describe a time when you were lied to. Have you ever been dishonest with someone and what did you do about it? ---
APPLY THE BIBLE -Read 1 Peter 5:8—What instruction does Peter give us about defeating the devil?
Q1— Have you ever thought about the devil as “being out there somewhere” and not really involved in your life?
Q2— What comes to your mind when you hear the words—”spiritual warfare?
Q3— What does it mean to underestimate the power of the devil ? What does it mean to overestimate the power of the devil?
Q4—How does the devil use unforgiveness as a stronghold ? How does the devil use anger as a stronghold? How does the devil use pride as a stronghold?
Q5—How does “truth” keep you from allowing the devil to get a foothold in your life?
A LITTLE LOVE HOMEWORK:
· · This week write down each piece of armor that Paul in Ephesians 6 talks about—and describe how each piece helps you defeat the temptations of the devil.
TALK ABOUT the series Nail It Down and how we can commit to settle the important teachings of God’s Word