If you pop over to my church's website right here then you'll find three great sermons to listen to.
The first is on Satanic Oppression and the reality of the unseen powers we fight against but how God limits them and Christ is victorious over them!
The next is on God's Fatherly discipline of his people for their holiness and how we should not grow weary under the difficulties of life. Based on Hebrews 12.
And the third is on Repentance - it's a two part-er on Psalm 51 and David's repentance over his adultery and murder.
These sermons, in my biased opinion, perfectly illustrate the reason why Reformed theology is so needed and that the evangelical church misses so much by straying from its doctrines.
The reason I say this is because these sermons deal with the hard reality of Christian living. Behind each sermon is a recognition that we are, even as those saved, still extremely sinful! More, that Satan is a very real and present danger and that God's love for us compels him to take action against the sin in our lives.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Satan had somehow disappeared over the last couple of decades. When was the last time you heard anyone mention him? When was the last time you heard someone mention him in a non-humorous manner? In a poll done a few years ago the question was asked: do you believe in a personal God? Around 60% of people said yes which would be encouraging if it weren’t for the second question the poll asked: do you believe in a personal devil? That 60% collapsed to 34%.
This is bad news. For if we do not have a proper Biblical understanding of Satan then I would suggest that we do not have a proper Biblical understanding of sin.