The Church, Satan, and Abuse

Sermon preached on Sep. 2, 2018

http://www.mediafire.com/file/bwg9jinbeejx7xq/Sermon_20180902_copy.m4a/file

Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your waist girded with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,  having your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace,  and above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you will be able to extinguish all the fiery arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 Pray in the Spirit always with all kinds of prayer and supplication. To that end be alert with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.  Pray for me, that the power to speak may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may speak boldly as I ought to speak.

Ephesians 6:10-20 MEV

 

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Author: exegete77

disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, and theologian

3 thoughts on “The Church, Satan, and Abuse”

  1. The Devil. A quaint old term from the bible. People don’t believe much in him today. And frankly, given that Satan knows the bible and how it will end badly for him – why not give up and retire to Florida? But looking around at the world today – the Catholic priests having sexual relations with children; the murder of Christians by Muslims; the falling away from Christianity in the world – it appears the Liar of Fear is doing well and reaping a very good harvest. It IS time to put on the armor and grab the shield of faith, for there is an incredible battle ahead, and it seems like it’s just around the corner…

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    1. Nothing works better for Satan than to be ignored by humans. It opens a door that will be difficult to shut. Yes, our battle continues to rage on.

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  2. Thank you for sending this. I wrote a blog for the first time in a year or two on my pastor’s sermon. Would you please check it out? https://wordpress.com/post/gullley.wordpress.com/233 *The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.* *Charlotte Gulley*

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    On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 6:51 PM “believe, teach, and confess” wrote:

    > exegete77 posted: “Sermon preached on Sep. 2, 2018 > http://www.mediafire.com/file/bwg9jinbeejx7xq/Sermon_20180902_copy.m4a/file > Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. > Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand agains” >

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