Discussion: Alert

What is a sucker punch?

If someone knew it was coming, what do you think they’d do?

Have you ever been caught off guard or been unprepared for something important?

How could you have been better prepared?

Are there areas of life where you are weak or easily tempted?

Do you ever give in to temptation? Why?

Are there any steps you could take to prevent your fall?

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like
a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

-1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)

Does God want you to succeed of fail?

If you choose to follow God, obey Him and love Him, you take on His
enemy. His enemy, the devil, wants you to fail. Hes watching and
waiting- trying to slip in wherever you are weak. Your failure is his
entertainment. He wants to separate you from God, and from eternal

What does it mean to be self controlled and alert?

How can we gain strength to prevent the devil from devouring us?

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

-Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

If you believe you are too weak, you are right. But God is not. Get an
accountability partner- someone to ‘call you out’. And give God your
very best. He wants you to succeed.