Beyond the Weekend

February 17 | On Your Guard

February 17, 2022


I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Acts 20:29-31a

Read: Acts 20:29-31
Acts 20


Imagine how the Ephesian church elders felt when Paul warns that wolves will come from within the church and could even be one of them! How can it be possible that the church could become its own enemy? It’s an easy thing to miss because the enemy distorts the truth. Not learning to know and handle God’s Word accurately can become a tool of the enemy.

Distorting the truth is the devil’s greatest weapon. He is the father of lies who distorts God’s Word to draw us away. For example, God says we are all sinners redeemed by Jesus (Romans 3:23-24). Satan says we’re all guilty sinners, leaving out the redeemed part so we suffer with dark emotions of shame and rejection. Jesus says he’s the only way to God (John 14:6). Satan says there are many ways to God and convinces us to trust in something else that is a false hope. Watch this clip of Pastor Aaron Buer giving three examples of destructive truth distortions.


A powerful defense against truth distortion is knowing and memorizing God’s Word. Commit yourself to our 2022 Bible Memory Practice in Beyond the Weekend. Another defense is knowing our church’s core beliefs, which are based on Scripture. Find them at and read one each day.


Develop spiritual roots and tap in the power of God’s word by memorizing monthly a Bible verse!

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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