The Devil Made Me Do It (4 of 7) by North Coast Church

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The Devil Made Me Do It (4 of 7)
Series: Urban Legends 3
Pastor Jesse Bradley

WHAT'S TRUE ABOUT THE DEVIL?

-The devil is real.
1 Peter 5:8-9/ John 16:11/ Matthew 13:36-39/ John 8:42-44/ Revelation 12:10

- Deception is his favorite strategy.
Genesis 3:1-10/ Matthew 4:1-11/ Revelation 20:8/ 2 Corinthians 11:14

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH THIS URBAN LEGEND?

-It ignores what God has given us:

- An escape route.
1 Corinthians 10:13

- The ultimate ally.
1 John 4:4

- A guaranteed win.
Revelation 20:10

- It gives us something to hide behind.
James 1:13-15/ Romans 1:20

HOW DO WE OVERCOME THE DEVIL'S INFLUENCE?

1.Use spiritual weapons for spiritual battles.
Matthew 4:1-11/ Ephesians 6:10-18/ James 4:7/ Romans 12:1-2

2. Stop making excuses.
Genesis 3:10-12/ Exodus 32:22-24/ Luke 14:18

3. Take responsibility for my choices.
Nehemiah 1:5-9/ Daniel 9:3-19/ Ephesians 4:27/ Jonah 3:6-10/ Luke 19:8

FINAL THOUGHT: If you've messed up, ask God for mercy.
Ephesians 2:4-5/ Jeremiah 3:12/ Psalm 25:1-8

Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further study)


1. Pastor Jesse made it clear that we need to ...


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