“”Our Spiritual Enemy”

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Sermon Notes

   This is the 6th and final message in our series on “Getting to Know God: The Lord’s Prayer.” We have seen that Jesus’ response to His followers’ desire to be taught how to pray was not so much to give them a few lines to memorize and recite but an outline as to what to include in their prayer times.

   Last week we began to look at Matthew 6:13, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” (NIV) We saw that the battlefield for temptation is the mind and how to deal with tempting thoughts.

   Today we are looking at the second part of the verse about who our spiritual enemy is and some of his tactics. In our American culture, any mention of a spiritual realm that would include Satan and his fallen angel, demonic cohorts as well as God’s angels is strictly science fiction and shows one’s ignorance and naïveté. But it is the biblical worldview and it is reality.