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  • 1. Growing Through Temptation Section 26 Page 201-208 Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 2. Every temptation is an opportunity to do good Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 3. Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 4. James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 5. Temptation is a stepping stone to spiritual maturity not a stumbling block - an opportunity to do right not wrong - choose right and you grow in character. Warren does this by suggesting you identify the character qualities of Jesus - the fruit of the Spirit - and knowing Jesus is each of these perfectly Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 6. How does the HS produce these in your life? Slowly Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 7. God develops the fruit of the Spirit in your life by allowing you to experience circumstances in which youre tempted to express the exact opposite quality Warren, page 202 Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 8. We learn love as God puts unlovely people around us - loving lovely people is easy! We learn real joy in the midst of sorrow - happiness depends on external circumstances, joy depends on your relationship with God. Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 9. Peace comes through times of confusion and chaos - choosing God when we are afraid You cant claim to be good if youve never had the opportunity to be unfaithful - integrity is built by defeating the opportunity to be dishonest, humility by refusing pride etc. Each time you defeat a temptation you become more like Jesus Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 10. How Temptation Works Satan is entirely predictable - he has used the same strategy and tricks for all of creation. 2 Cor 2:11 TM After all, we don't want to unwittingly give Satan an opening for yet more mischiefwe're not oblivious to his sly ways! Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 11. Step 1 - a desire is created in you, sinful (revenge, control etc.) or legitimate (need for love etc.) The temptation is to fulll either of these in a sinful way - a wrong way or at the wrong time - a shortcut which you might think you deserve, or will make you feel better. This begins within us. Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 12. Mark 7:21-23 - For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.' " James 4:1 -What causes ghts and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 13. Step 2 - doubt, about what God has sad about the sin. Did God really say...surely God wants me to be happy...doesnt this apply to someone else at some other time... Heb 3:12 So watch your step, friends. Make sure there's no evil unbelief lying around that will trip you up and throw you off course, diverting you from the living God. Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 14. Step 3 - deception, satan does not tell the truth but replaces what god has said with lies or half truths - no one will know, it is only a little sin... John 8: 44 You belong to your father, the devil...He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 15. Step 4 - disobedience, you act on what you have been thinking about, you give in - the thought is birthed into action James 1:14-16 each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 16. Overcoming Temptation It is not enough to understand temptation - you have to overcome it Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 17. 1. Refuse to be Intimidated Many Christians are frightened and demoralised by tempting thoughts - feeling ashamed for being tempted - you will not outgrow temptation, it is part of a fallen world Satan does not tempt those already doing his will but he hates those who are not - temptation is a good sign in this sense Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 18. It is not a sin to be tempted You cannot stop birds form ying over your head but you can keep them from making a nest in your hair Martin Luther Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 19. What is the difference between physical attraction, sexual arousal, and lust? The rst two are part of our image of God make up - the latter a choice in your mind of what you want to do with your body. Attraction is not lust until you choose to act on it. The closer you grow to God the more satan hates you - and will try to bring you down. Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 20. Sometimes when you pray a strange or evil thought might enter your mind - to distract or shame you - it is satan trying to stop your prayers - dont condemn yourself but refocus on God Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 21. 2. Recognize your pattern of temptation and be prepared for it 1 PeterWhere are you most 5:8 Be self- controlled and alert.to temptation? vulnerable Your enemy the devil prowls around like a Timelion looking location, people, roaring of day, for someone to devour. stressed, self tired, lonely, pitying, Plan wisely - makeangry, hurt, good choices successful Sunday 31 October 2010
  • 22. 2. Recognize your pattern of temptation and be prepared for it 1 Peter 5:8 Be self- controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prow