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Fist fighting Satan

Joey Sforza In this talk, ISI staff member Joey Sforza teaches about how to fight against Satan as he tries to devour us with lies. Joey and his wife Jenn go to Vroom Street Church in Jersey City, NJ. They love date nights, playing with their kids and hanging with friends and family.

PASSAGE | John 8:44, 1 Peter 5:8

John 8:44 ESV

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.


  1. Read John 8:44 and 1 Peter 5:8 again. Who is Satan? Why does he want to lie to and destroy God's people?

  2. Read Psalm 56:3-4. Why is so easy to trust the lies over trusting God when we're fearful?

  3. Read 1 John 1:9. Why does God freely forgive us if we confess? How should this help us forgive others?

  4. Read Romans 8:1. Why is there no condemnation for those in Christ?

  5. What types of lies have you believed involving fear, bitterness or guilt?

  6. What is one thing God has asked you to do, for which you should step out in faith instead of back down in fear?

  7. How does Jesus ultimately have the victory over Satan and his attacks against us?


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