Key Verses: Matthew 4:1-11
2 Corinthians 11:3 - ESV
3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
In Order to defend oneself against the deceptions of Satan every believer
1. Satan's Plan (Genesis 3:1-7)
2. God's Provision (1 John 2:13-14)
3. Jesus' Practice (Matthew 4:1-11)
1. Satan's Plan (Genesis 3:1-7 - ESV)
i. Identifying Desires (natural)
ii. Creating Doubt (Gen 3:1)
iii. Cunning Deception (Gen 3:2-4)
iv. Arousing Desires - sinful (Gen 3:5)
v. Enticing Disobedience (Gen3:6)
vi. Enjoying Destruction (Gen 3:7-8)
2. God's Provision (1 John 2:13-14 - ESV)
Every believer will overcome the deceptions of Satan if they live in God's Word and let God's Word live in them.
3. Jesus' Practice (Matthew 4:1-11 - ESV)
i. Reflect upon the area(s) of bondage or sinful behaviour.
ii. Recognise the lie(s) at the root of that bondage or behaviour.