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This is the teaching site of the West Side church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials were written and prepared by Stan Cox

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Sermon: Knowing Good and Evil


A discussion of the Serpent’s temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden. The consequence and destructive nature of sin, and the importance of knowing God’s will for man.


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Sermon: Truth and Lies (Christ and Satan)

This lesson is an exposition of John 8, with analysis and contrast.


From the Preacher’s Pen: Satan Transformed


Satan is described in scripture as a “roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8); the “wicked one” (Matthew 13:19); “a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44); the “god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4); the “adversary” (1 Peter 5:8); and the “ruler of this world” (John 14:30).

All of these designations indicate a being that is evil, and intent on our destruction. While the world laughs at the concept of evil personified, we know that he is a malevolent individual who desires to see the destruction of Christians. As such, we are warned to be one guard.

One of the scariest descriptions of Satan is given by the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:14, as he describes the danger that false teachers bring to God’s people. “And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” When we think of the devil, perhaps our minds imagine someone ugly, mean, obviously evil. Often, however, Satan appears to the undiscerning as righteous and good. Paul’s point here is to be aware that a false teacher may not appear to be false. In verse 15, Paul writes, “Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”

Be careful! Discernment is needed. The devil is devious and disguises himself and his servants effectively. Don’t be fooled!

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Invitation: Why God’s Armor is Needed

Invitation delivered by: Stan Cox

Using Ephesians 6:12, Stan explains why the armor of God is needed.


Satan’s Deceptions

“Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly–and indeed you do bear with me. For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

(2 Corinthians 11:1-3)

The apostle Paul greatly desired the faithfulness of the brethren in Corinth. It was his intent that through his efforts they might fully please God. Therefore, he exhorted them, realizing that there were great impediments strewn by the Adversary.

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Sermon: Satan Exists

Dennis Craig preached this lesson, where he explains what the Bible teaches about Satan and his existence.

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AOTS: Don’t Be Deceived

AOTS Number 70

Satan’s greatest weapon against us is deception. As we grow familiar with sin, it becomes possible to deceive ourselves into thinking is isn’t a big deal!


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