Staying Awake and Staying Aware

Staying Awake and Staying Aware

Staying Awake and Staying Aware

1 Peter 5: 8 – 11

Two Spiritual Principles 

  • Opposition Before A Breakthrough AND kickback After A Breakthrough.
  • Satan’s ultimate desire is to destroy us, he at least wants to neutralize us.

Knowing Our Opponent

2 Corinthians 2:11      Schemes – “noéma” = thoughts and purposes.

Ephesians 6:11             Schemes – “methodeia” = craftiness.

Five of Satan’s Primary Schemes

Distractions lead to drifting.  Drifting leads to compromise.

Compromise can lead us anywhere, except anywhere we really want to go.

LifeGroup Questions:  Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. Do you believe we have an enemy who opposes God’s work and God’s will in our lives?
  2. On a scale of 1 to 10, how awake and aware are you of the enemy’s schemes?
  3. Of the 5 primary schemes listed above, which one(s) has the enemy used the most to oppose your life of fruitfulness and faithfulness as a follower of Christ?
  4. Of the 5 primary schemes listed above, which one(s) is the enemy using right now to oppose your life of fruitfulness and faithfulness as a follower of Christ?

Core Christlike Characteristic: Trustworthy Steward of God’s Resources/Living Surrendered

 

 

 

 

 

 

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