Grace Under Pressure
"Grace Under Pressure" - Grace to Keep Going (11/21)
Grace to Keep Going
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
1 Peter 5:8-9
You have a spiritual enemy.
His desire is to devour you.
Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.
Be alert and of sober mind.
Stand firm in “the faith.”
We are all in this together.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 5:10-11
Questions for Reflection/Discussion:
•Do you think the Devil is real? Why or why not? Do you think he is really out to get you? Why or why not?
•What do you think about the enemy’s “voice” in your head sounding like your voice?
•What is your source for Truth? Why?
•When you read the words “the faith” in verse 9, what are some things you think are important to “the faith?”
•What do you think it will look like when God restores you and makes you strong, firm, and steadfast?