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Family Octagon is quickly becoming my favorite series we've done in a very long time! No matter what shape your family life is in, this series is for you! If you missed Mother's Day at Victory Church, you have to watch it. You can do so by clicking below.

The "octagon" is the fighting ring where Mixed Martial Art (MMA) fights take place. Sometimes in our lives, the family is the ring in which the fight of life happens. All aspects of the family can be a fight. Many times we find ourselves fighting against instead of fighting for. God has called us to fight for our families.

This week I will be preaching about who our true opponent in the ring is. Our true opponent is not our spouses, our kids or our immediate or extended family. Scripture tells us that our true enemy is the devil who comes to steal, kill and destroy not only you but your family (John 10:10). Many war strategist believe that "in order to beat your enemy, you must think like them." The bible says in 2 Corinthians 2:10-11, "and what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes." Ephesians 6:10-11 mirrors this thought where it reads, "finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes."

So with that in mind...I have homework for you between now and Sunday. Ask yourself this question, "if I were the devil, how would I attack families and destroy what God intends to build?" Think about and mediate on this question and come to church ready for an amazing day in the presence of God!

I can't wait to see you there. Bring a friend this time!

 

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