Continuing in our “You Asked for It” series, today we looked at the topic: “Did the Devil Make Me Do It?”
In his message, Jeff answered the following three questions:
- What’s the work of the devil?
- How does he go about doing that work?
- How do I stand against it?
If you didn’t get to hear it, you should listen to it here.
As the week got nearer to this message, I had the Keith Green lyrics from “No One Believes in Me Anymore” in my head a bunch:
Oh, my job keeps getting easier
As time keeps slipping away
I can imitate your brightest light
And make your night look just like day
I put some truth in every lie
To tickle itching ears
You know I’m drawing people just like flies
‘Cause they like what they hear
I’m gaining power by the hour
they’re falling by the score
You know, it’s getting very simple now
‘Cause no one believes in me anymore
Oh, heaven’s just a state of mind
My books read on your shelf
And have you heard that God is dead
I made that one up myself
They dabble in magic spells
They get their fortunes read
You know they heard the truth
But turned away and followed me instead
I used to have to sneak around
But now they just open their doors
You know, no one’s watching for my tricks
Because no one believes in me anymore
Everyone likes a winner
With my help, you’re guaranteed to win
And hey man, you ain’t no sinner
You’ve got the truth within
And as your life slips by
You believe the lie that you did it on your own
But don’t worry
I’ll be there to help you share our dark eternal home…
Pray that you will remember we are at war this week. An enemy wants to take you out – he has come to “steal, kill, and destroy,” but Jesus came to give life and “give it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Today, we worshiped to:
- You’re Beautiful – Phil Wickham
- Sing to the King – Billy Foote
- You are Holy (Isaiah 6) – Christ for the Nations
- Jesus Messiah – Chris Tomlin
What a great day to worship as a family – you people really sing out! Let’s live it out this week and don’t forget that “Satan is vanquished and Jesus is King!”
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.