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The Battle for Glory (7 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Genesis 3:1–6; John 10:10; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 10:5
God is more powerful than we could ever imagine. Bill Johnson says, ''God is better than you think. So let's change the way we think.'' We have an overwhelming victory in Christ Jesus!
This week, we are going to look at Adam and Eve and how the enemy tricked them into sin. When we believe the enemy's lies, we lose the battle. But when we choose to believe God no matter what, we will always see an amazing victory!
Main Scriptures: Genesis 3:1–6; John 10:10; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 10:5
EQUIP: There is an ongoing battle for glory raging on the Earth and in the spiritual world.
Teaching Point 1: The enemy has always desired the glory that belongs to God alone. The enemy seduced Adam and Eve into disobedience and caused them to turn away from God (Gen. 3:1–6).
God created us for glory. All of us uniquely display God's glory on Earth. To steward means to look after something or to manage something. How are you stewarding God's glory in your life?
The enemy would like nothing better than to get us to believe that following God is boring, too hard, or unrewarding. He wants us to focus on ourselves, not on God's glory.
The enemy used his powers of deception to lead Adam and Eve into disobedience. ''The serpent was more crafty than any of the other beasts of the field that the Lord God had made'' (GENESIS 3:1).
The enemy is not a true challenger to God's plan or power. He cannot be compared to God. ''The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it'' (JOHN 1:5). The devil could never overcome God's power!
Jesus tells us that the enemy is a liar and the father of lies. ''He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies'' (JOHN ...
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