Standing Firm and Strong

We often face challenging situations. The first half of John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” The thief referred to in this scripture is the devil. However, we do not have to be defeated! The remainder of the scripture tells us, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” The person speaking is Jesus! If we focus on Jesus, have a great attitude and stand our ground then we will grow stronger and we will be blessed.

We Are in a Struggle – but Not With People!

Who are we fighting against?

A: Don’t give your enemy an edge

Satan cannot outwit us. Why?

What are some ways that Satan tries to outwit us?

What can cause us to sin?

Why is it important to forgive?

What was the foothold in this situation?

What happened to the person in this scripture?

B: Give yourself the edge

What will happen to the devil when he attacks us?

Who should we go to when we are in a time of need? Why?

What happens when we stand firm?

Ask a Friend

What are some potential footholds in our lives?

Are you giving the enemy any footholds in your life?

Application

How are you looking to Jesus to help you in these areas?

Prayer Model

Jesus, You know my challenges. Help me stand firm. Give me the strength to have a great attitude.

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