1402 W. High St. Piqua, OH 45356  937-773-4583

THE JOSHUA JOURNAL “Who Are My Adversaries And How Do They Influence My Life” PART 2

“WHO ARE MY ADVERSARIES AND HOW DO THEY INFLUENCE MY LIFE”

OCTOBER 8, 2017

JOSHUA 2

 

Adversary – one that contends with, opposes, or resists:  an enemy or opponent; antagonist, foe, hostile.  SATAN……….I Peter 5:7.

 

Joshua sent spies to check out the land to see what they would encounter.

We need to discover what we encounter in our “land”…..the church !!

 

  1. SIN
  2. It is our nature
  3. We are given to it
  4. Romans 3;9-10, Romans 7:14-20
  5.  But we can become new in Christ….II Cor. 5:17

 

  1. FEAR

Of rejection, of loneliness, of failure, of death

 

III.  DESPERATION

  1. People looking for anything offering temporal satisfaction
  2. Entertainment, alcohol and drugs, sexuality, beauty, money, status

 

  1. COMPARISON
  2. What others have that I don’t have
  3. Our past to our present
  4. Our physical appearance……..”what is… to what we want it to be”

 

  1. COMPLACENCY
  2. We have become “lukewarm”……..Rev. 3:16
  3. We are satisfied with the way things are…..Status Quo

 

  1. ANGER
  2. Ephesians  5:26, I Timothy 2:8, James 1:19

 

VII.  PRIDE

  1. It goes before a fall……….Prov. 16:18
  2. It will bring you low……….Prov. 29:23

 

VIII. FORGIVENESS

  1. What happens if we don’t forgive others

 

“AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR”