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The Challenge to Overcome Evil
"To Jesus We Must God"
In overcoming evil, we must turn to the victor over evil. Jesus said in John 16:33, "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
Our Lord defeated evil every day in every way. This series looks at one interesting discussion that Jesus had with some scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 12:38-45 where we find three important traits needed to overcome evil. In lesson one there is also a warning against synchronism in religion from Isaiah chapter one.
The third lesson returns to Genesis and focuses on Noah as an example of one who overcame the world.
It is a phrase which is often stated but one that is unlikely explained. You must "call on the name of the Lord" to be saved. But what does it mean? How do we call on the name of the Lord today?
This command was also unclear to many of the Jews in the first century. The apostle Peter was preaching the gospel to thousands on the day of Pentecost wherein he quoted from the prophet Joel, "And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved" (Acts 2:21).
After he testified against their deeds and after he gave irrefutable proof that Jesus was the Christ, the people were pierced to the heart and asked a very important question, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" (Acts 2:37). If they knew "how to call on the name of the Lord, they would not have asked, "what shall we do?"