Satan's Top 10

“Satan’s Top Ten”

How he brings you down

 

A.  SEXUAL PURITY:

 

1.     Internet pornography.

 

2.     Relationships with women within the church.

 

3.     My thought life.

 

B.  FINANCE:

 

1.     I must be a good steward of our money

 

2.     Living on a tight budget.

 

3.     I must not take advantage of church finances or people within the church by playing on                their sympathy.

 

C. REALTIONSHIP WITH YOUR WIFE:

 

1.     Are we praying together?

 

2.     Are we studying the word together?

 

3.     Are we serving together?

 

4.     Is our relationship growing?

 

5.     Are we allowing for good quality time so the relationship grows?

 

D. SPIRITUAL GROWTH FOR OUR CHILDREN:

 

1.     How can I be a more effective father?

 

2.     As a team, how well do my wife and I minister to our children?

 

3.     Is my family prepared for the added expectations put on pastor’s children?

 

E. ISSUES OF BOUNDARIES FOR OUR TEENAGERS:

 

1.     What issues do we choose to make a stand for or against with our children?                         (hairstyles, music, etc.)

 

2.     How do we help develop our children to become independent of our family, but deeply dependant on the Lord?

 

F. PERSONAL & SPIRITUAL LIFE:

  1. Am I praying?

 

  1. Am I in fellowship with God? (Reading/studying the scriptures as opposed to just preparing messages and Bible studies.)

 

  1. Do I know what my spiritual gifts are?

 

  1. Can I honestly evaluate my strengths and weaknesses?

 

G. HANDLING CRITICISM:

 

  1. Because of the church growth movement, I feel pressure to increase membership numbers.

 

  1. How well do I deal with criticism of my message?

 

H. USAGE OF TIME:

 

  1. The difficulties that can arise from having freedom with my own scheduling.

 

  1. Am I good at time management?

 

  1. Do I prioritize well?

 

I. LOVING PEOPLE:

      1.   How do I love and relate to irritating, aggravating and immature people?

 

J. ANGER:

 

  1. How do I control my latent anger?

 

  1. How do I control my outward anger?