Throughout the Bible, he goes by many titles. While Satan may go by many titles, he has one clear aim: destruction.
His primary strategy to spread destruction is deception. The devil’s lies are clever and subtle and almost impossible to detect. The first lie ever spoken came from his tongue, “Did God really say…” The consequences to believing his lies have been, and continue to be, disastrous.
On Sunday, January 7, will begin a new sermon series called, “The Truth About Lies.” We’ll spend six weeks exploring the strategy of the Liar, as well as some very common and predictable lies we are all tempted to believe.
These are lies that get to the heart of how we see ourselves, how we see the world, and how we see God. These lies have been destroying people ever since the Snake spoke those lies to Eve and to Adam. As we unpack these common and predictable lies, we’ll be exploring the reality of Satan and our struggle for the truth that some have called spiritual warfare.
If Satan causes destruction through deception, it’s no wonder that Jesus speaks so often about truth. Jesus said that his disciples will know the truth and the truth will set us free. It’s through Jesus, and only through Jesus, that we come to know the truth: the truth about us, the truth about the world, and the truth about God.
Additional resources you might want to read:
• The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
• The Truth about Lies and Lies about Truth by David Takle
• Revolution of Character: Discovering Christ’s Pattern for Spiritual Transformation by Dallas Willard
• Live No Lies: Recognize and Resist the Three Enemies that Sabotage Your Peace by John Mark Comer
Schweitzer Church’s mission is to transform lives by making disciples of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19-20 We live out our mission by being a church that is Christ Centered and Community Focused. We Worship Together. We Care for One Another. We Are Engaged in Formation. We Engage in Evangelism. We Serve Out Community. We Pursue Healing.