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Defending Yourself Against The Deceptions Of Satan

Defending Yourself Against The Deceptions Of Satan

Andrew Cowell


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.
iii. Replace