Fresh Air – 3 KEYS TO OVERCOMING TEMPTATION
January 16, 2022
The quality of your decisions determines the quality of your life.
When faced with __________ (this situation),
I have pre-decided to ___________ (take this action).
- I am ready.
- I am consistent.
- I am devoted.
- I am generous.
- I am faithful.
- I am a finisher.
When our values are clear, decisions are easier.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 NIV
- The is coming for you.
I wrote to you … 11so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:9, 11 NLT
- You are not as as you think.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV
3 Keys to Fighting Temptation
- Move the .
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:6 NIV
- Magnify the .
What if the worst-case scenario comes true?
“… you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23 NIV
- Plan your .
… Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man, 7and Potiphar’s wife soon began to look at him lustfully. “Come and sleep with me,” she demanded. Genesis 39:6-7 NLT
You use your to justify your .
… But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house. Genesis 39:12 NIV
… And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
Why would I resist a in the future if I have the power to it today?
TALK IT OVER
What is your thought process like when you make plans for the future?
Read Matthew 26:41. Discuss a time when God helped you make the right decision or avoid temptation. What was that experience like?
Consider the areas of your life where you’re most vulnerable to the enemy’s attacks. Share these with your LifeGroup. Talk about your escape plan now, so that you’re prepared when the devil attacks.