HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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Jun. 14, 2020

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HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

James 1:13-18

Introduction:The Bible speaks of two kinds of testing:trials and temptations.Trials are meant to help us grow in our faith while temptations are meant to cause us to fall into sin.James gives us a strategy to overcome temptations.

I.BE RESPONSIBLE (v. 13)

A.We cannot Blame God for Temptation

B.God is Perfect Goodness

II.BE PREPARED (vv. 14-16)

A.Desires:The Source of Temptation

1.It begins within ourselves

2.When desires become idols

B.Deception:“…dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.”

1.Eve and Adam in the Garden of Eden

2.Drinking from broken cisterns

C.Disobedience:“…gives birth to sin…”

D.Death:“…and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”

III.BE UNITED WITH CHRIST (vv.16-18)

A.God is Not Changing

B.God is For Us

C.God is In Us:“Perfect Gift:” The Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13)

D.God is Transforming Us “…that we might be the first fruits of all he created.”

Conclusion:We need the supernatural power of Christ to overcome the temptation to sin.His power is found in allowing God to have control of your life.