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Pastor Chuck Swindoll

Hope Beyond the Battle: Standing Nose-to-Nose with the Adversary, Part 2

July 12, 2023

Christians are at war . . . not with unbelievers, but with the adversary of their souls.

The apostle Peter called Satan the “enemy,” and in 1 Peter 5:8–11, he explained how this opponent works in crafty ways to unravel the goodness of God’s plan for His creation.

Pastor Chuck Swindoll counsels Christians to stand their ground. Though Satan may appear to be a fearsome foe, the devil was rendered powerless by the blood of the Lamb. Depend on Christ to give you the courage to stand nose-to-nose with the adversary.

References: 1 Peter 5:8-11

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Christians are at war . . . not with unbelievers, but with the adversary of their souls. The apostle Peter called Satan the “enemy,” and in 1 Peter 5:8–11, he explained how this opponent works in crafty ways to unravel the goodness of God’s plan for His creation. Pastor Chuck Swindoll counsels Christians to stand their ground. Though Satan may appear to be a fearsome foe, the devil was rendered powerless by the blood of the Lamb. Depend on Christ to give you the courage to stand nose-to-nose with the adversary.
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About Pastor Chuck Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God's Word. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck's listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. As a leading program in Christian broadcasting since 1979, Insight for Living airs in major Christian radio markets around the world, reaching people groups in languages they can understand. Chuck's extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.


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