Week 6 | Deliver Us From Evil

Aaron Gray | September 6, 2015

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the difference between temptation and testing? How are the two related?
  2. Read 2 Cor. 12:1-10. What is God’s purpose in allowing his people to be tested?
  3. What does the fact that we must regularly pray for spiritual protection tell us about our lives?
  4. What is God doing now about evil? What will he do ultimately?

Prayer Points

  1. Pray that the enemy’s plans for us individually and as a church would be thwarted.
  2. Pray that God’s will would be done in our lives and in our church.
  3. Pray that when we experience temptation, we would run to Jesus.
  4. Pray that those who are ensnared by the enemy would come to know the freedom of belonging to Jesus.

Heidelberg Catechism

Q127. Which is the sixth petition?

A. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”; that is, since we are so weak in ourselves, that we cannot stand a moment; and besides this, since our mortal enemies, the devil, the world, and our own flesh, cease not to assault us, do thou therefore preserve and strengthen us by the power of thy Holy Spirit, that we may not be overcome in this spiritual warfare, but constantly and strenuously may resist our foes, till at last we obtain a complete victory.

For Further Reading & Study

  • Alone With God by John MacArthur, ch. 9
  • The Prayer of the Lord by R.C. Sproul, ch. 8
  • Growing in Christ by J.I. Packer, part 3,  ch. 11, 12, & 13
  • The Lord and His Prayer by N.T. Wright, ch. 5