- The Enemy is very strategic in his counterattacks whenever Jesus and his church start taking ground. But God is stronger.
- One of the enemy’s primary goals is to deceive us about Christianity, God, sin, God’s promises, and ourselves.
- The devil and his team operate within a limited scope, like they’re just trying to get some hits in. But God incorporates their attacks into his larger design to sanctify us.
Do you think that everyone experiences spiritual warfare in some form? Why or why not? Have you or anyone in the group had experiences that you think could have been spiritual warfare?
Charles Baudelaire is attributed as saying, “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” What are your thoughts and feelings about that quote?
In your own words, why does God allow Satan to tempt us?
Read Matthew 13:24-30. In verse 29, the owner tells his servants not to pull the weeds too soon because, “while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.” Many wonder why God waits to finally end all the evil, temptation, and sin in our world. What answer does verse 29 suggest? As Solzhenitsyn said, “The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.” How might God waiting reveal his mercy?