DOWN, BUT NOT OUT

 

Scripture reference:  Luke 22:31-34

31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” 34 Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.”

  1. Satan wants to DESTROY your faith.

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he

might sift you like wheat…”                v.31

 

  • Through DOUBTS
  • Through DISAPPOINTMENTS
  • Through DESIRES
  • Through DECEIT

 

  1. God is always STRONGER than Satan.

 

“…but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”                v.32