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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Sep 18, 2016

Ephesians 6:10-20
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

In our culture is pretty hard to really understand and even believe at time sin the schemes of the Devil. We don't see him, we don't understand him, and we don't know the different between our own sinful nature and the adversary's schemes. When Paul commands the Church in Ephesus to "stand firm" against the Devil, what is he really saying? Where as a church have we been too passive in our struggle against he great enemy of God? Where as God's children have we denied that our Father even has an enemy? How are we susceptible to his lies, his masquerading, his subtle hints of pragmatic compromise? What does the temptation of Christ have to teach us about how we can "stand firm" against the devil's schemes. Join us as we finish out or Ephesians series and get real honest about the Devil.  Stand firm people of God.