In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Ezekiel 28:11-19, Isaiah 14:12, John 8:44, Acts 5:3, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 4:26-27, 1 Peter 5:8-9, James 4:7
Satan. The Devil. The evil one. Whatever you call him, it's important to know the enemy. In this message, Dr. Merritt dives into scripture to detail how Satan operates, how he manipulates and how we can confidently resist his plotting and stand confidently in opposition to evil. Learn how Satan uses tools like guilt and procrastination to keep believers and others from God and obedience to His Word. Crafty and cunning, the devil is not to be feared if you know your enemy.
"The vast majority of problems in churches today are caused by rebellion against spiritual authority. The devil wanted to be the number one authority and when he couldn’t he rebelled against all authority. Ever since the Garden of Eden all of us, in our hearts, find it difficult to get under authority." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: devil, evil, lies, liar, father, salvation, rejection, sin, temptation, defeat, rejection, blinded, anger, adversary, viewmaster
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.