Sermon Outline, July 31, 2016, “Jesus is Greater than the Enemy”
Jesus is Greater than the Enemy
I John 4:4 “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
The Holy Spirit empowers us from Within.
Satan is the Ruler of this World.
~ John 12:31 “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.”
~ Matthew 9:34 “But the Pharisees were saying, ‘He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.’”
~ II Corinthians 4:4 “. . . in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
~ Ephesians 2:2 “. . . in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.”
The Holy Spirit lives within us.
~ Romans 8:9 “However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.”
~ Romans 8:11 “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
~ I Corinthians 6:19 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”
The Holy Spirit empowers us through the Word of God.
Satan attacks our Minds.
~ I Timothy 4:1 “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons . . .”
The Holy Spirit thwarts Satan’s Attacks.
~ II Peter 1:20-21 “ But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”
~ John 8:32 “. . . and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
~ Ephesians 6:13-14 “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness . . .”
The Holy Spirit empowers us through His Power.
Satan attacks our wills through temptation.
~ Matthew 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels . ..’”
~ Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”
The Holy Spirit empowers our Wills.
~ Romans 8:13 “for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
~ Ephesians 5:18 “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit . . .”
~ Romans 8:14 “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
~ Galatians 5:16 “ But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.”