Further study: Victory Over Evil Forces
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Read Ellen G. White, “‘Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled,’” pp. 662-680, in The Desire of Ages; “Appropriating the Righteousness of Christ,” p. 93, in Faith and Works; “Science and Revelation,” p. 310, in Selected Messages, book 3. “Jesus gained the victory through submission and faith in God, and by the apostle He says to us, ‘Submit yourselves therefore to God. … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Examples of Victory (Book of Acts)
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The examples of victories over demonic forces that we looked at in yesterday’s lesson happened in the days of our Lord on the earth. But the victories were by no means restricted to that period. In the book of Acts we find the continuing victories of Jesus’ followers over demonic forces. Of course, this shouldn’t … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Examples of Victory
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So far we have been shown by the Bible the hope and promises of victory that the Christian may have. Actually beyond these, we have real examples of Christian victories over evil forces recorded in the Bible. We begin with the example of the ministry of the early disciples whom Jesus sent out. Read Matthew 10:1-8; Mark … [Click to read more …]

06: Victory Over Evil Forces – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The weakest soul will be victorious as they seek God’s power to overcome temptation through faith.   [Teaching plan for Victory Over Evil Forces November 5, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 1:18-23. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Christians Versus the Devil
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Read James 4:7. What clear promise is given to the one who stands against the devil? How does one stand against a force so much more powerful than we are, in and of ourselves? See also Deut. 4:4. The Christian is not a helpless victim, at the mercy of the devil (can you see here, too, why it’s … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Hope of Victory
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Not only is the stage set for the possibility of the Christian’s victory over evil forces, the Bible explicitly gives us the hope of victory over them. Study Romans 8:26-39. What point is Paul trying to make here? What reasons does Paul give for the Christian to look confidently to the future? Look at all the … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: A Stage Set for Our Victory
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The Christian would have no hope of victory over the forces of evil unless the stage was set for it. In last week’s study it became clear that Christ, through His death on the cross and His resurrection from the grave, gained victory over all sorts of evil and anti-godly “powers.” In a very real … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Victory Over Evil Forces
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Read for This Week’s Study: Eph. 1:18-22, Rom. 8:26-39, James 4:7, 1 Pet. 5:6-10,Luke 10:1-20, Acts 5:12-16. Memory Text: “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37, NKJV). Key Thought: In Christ, we have victory over all forces that would oppress us. In some parts of the world, religion is basically a source of … [Click to read more …]