September 1, 2013: Temptation Pt.2

1 Peter Series message 30

Text: I Peter 5:9

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

The great hymn of the faith, A Mighty Fortress is our God, penned by Martin Luther in 1529, was considered the Battle Hymn of the Reformation, and was also sung at President Eisenhower's funeral. It speaks well to our second message on temptation; namely, resist him. Consider the lyrics of this hymn, which we'll sing this Sunday:

"For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; 
His craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate,
 On earth is not his equal."

This is the truth! We saw this in Sunday's sermon and experience it every day.

"Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing."

AMEN to that!

But THIS is how we resist, how we thrive as OVERCOMERS:

"And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
 We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
 The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
 His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
 One little word shall fell him."

Temptation Part 2