December 16, 2012: One Man's Experience with Spiritual Warfare

Is This You? Have you ever felt paralyzed by fear? Overwhelmed with guilt or shame? Finding yourself arguing with friends with whom you are normally on the same page? Do you settle one problem only to walk right into another one? Do you feel God could never use you and that you could hardly amount to anything?If only others knew the real me nobody struggles with my problem set. Have you ever walked in a fog, full of discouragement with your strength sapped? Have you ever overcome sin, only to cave later on and just want to throw in the towel? Do you question God's love for you or the truth of His Word? These can all be symptoms of spiritual warfare. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.(I Peter 5:8) Last week we saw that Satan opposes the work of Christ and the people of Christ; this week we'll examine a case study of spiritual warfare from Nehemiah. All in the context of rejoicing in the birth of our Savior, Christ our Lord.

The Battle That Rages 3: One Man's Experience with Spiritual Warfare