1 Peter 5:8 says “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” Satan’s goal is to rip your spiritual head off and he’s looking for people who are vulnerable. Satan’s like a wolf – he’s going to go after the easy target – after those not in a group, because they don’t have the same spiritual protection that believers in a group have. It’s too hard to get to someone that has the spiritual protection and covering a group provides. Satan’s just going to go after someone that’s all alone.
In a group you have people watching out for you. Take a look…
- 1 Thessalonians 5:15 says “…always seek after that which is good for one another…” NASB Do you have that? Do you have someone or a group of people looking out for your spiritual good?
- Hebrews 13:17 says of church leaders “…they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account.” Your group facilitator and the other members of your group have the responsibility to watch out for your soul. Don’t you like the sound of that? I do! I like the idea of others who are watching out for my soul. Mark 8:36 says you can forfeit your soul (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?). Well, you won’t forfeit your soul (turn away from the Lord or become easy prey for Satan) when others are watching out for it.
In this way groups help guard you from becoming easy prey for Satan. To sign up for a growth group visit www.newdaychurch.cc/groups