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Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Luke 1:11-15; Hebrews 13:2; Luke 11:14-26
In his book The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis mentions two main worldviews that guide people's thoughts regarding demons: ''There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight.''
Much of the Church ignores angels, both good and bad, assuming they don't affect us. Let's learn how to have a balanced perspective about angels in our lives.
Main Scriptures: Luke 1:11-15; Hebrews 13:2; Luke 11:14-26
EQUIP: There is a spiritual battle waging war for our affections.
We are involved in a spiritual war, but we can take heart because we are on the winning side.
Teaching Point 1: The devil seeks to distract us from God, lie, accuse, intimidate us with fear, or encourage us to live like he doesn't exist, which causes us to ignore our mission to displace him (Gen. 3).
We are involved in a spiritual war, and we are on the winning side. ''The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet'' (ROMANS 16:20).
''I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning'' (LUKE 10:18).
The enemy tries to deceive us into disobeying and questioning God. ''The woman was convinced… Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too'' (GENESIS 3:6). The enemy tries to get us to believe lies about ourselves and about God.
Paul came to believe that demons could only distract him from God's love. The enemy can't make us do anything - he can only try to take our attention off of God's love. ''And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about ...
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