Power over satan


2ndSunday before Advent                                                                                    
November 15, 2020


SUB-THEME 7:        The power of Jesus Christ (6)

TOPIC                       Power over satan

TEXTS:                      Matthew 4:8-11


to show satan as the prince of darkness,
to shows Jesus Christ as the Light over darkness
to establish the fact of the power of Jesus Christ over that of satan.

INTRODUCTION: In as much as we cannot compare Jesus Christ with Satan, because there is no relationship between darkness and light, the form truth is that Jesus is the Light of the world. Satan is the prince of darkness and of all wickedness in this world. Satan proposed that the Son of God should worship him, instead of honouring and adoring Him; who made the heaven and earth. This was expressly rejected and asserted His authority over satan and commended him to go away from Him “Get behind me, satan, He said”.


How can you prove to unbelievers that satan is the prince of darkness and wickedness? John 8:44; Acts 13:18; Eph 6:11-12.
From a Biblical perspective, show Jesus Christ as the light over the darkness of this world. John 8:12; 12:46; Acts 19:13-14.
Based on today’s Text, (Matt 4:8-11) show how we can establish the fact of Christ’s power over satan? Matt 8:29; Mark 1:34; Mk 3:11; Luke 4:41; Acts 13:9-12.
As Christians, how can we establish our victory over the works of satan? Rom 6:6; Gal 2:20; Col 1:12-13. How are we expected to use this victory? Rom 6:11; 1Pet 1:13-14; 4:1-2.

CONCLUSION: God created light by His ‘Word’ to remove the chaos in the world. Jesus Christ, the word of God, remains the light, revealing His victory over the works of darkness. Therefore, we should embrace light and forsake the prince of darkness.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: When you embrace Christ, you have victory over satan and darkness!

MEMORY VERSE: John 4:41 “And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, "You are the Christ, the Son of God!" And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Christ”.