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Faith that Works Week 4
April 19, 2020

Faith that Works Week 4

April 19, 2020

Main Take Away – FAITH THAT WORKS CAN OUR

“Never blame God when you are tempted because God can’t be tempted by evil, and he never tempts anyone to do the wrong thing. We are tempted by our own desires inside us. That’s what drags us in the wrong direction and traps us. Our wrong desires lead us to wrong actions, and those sinful actions eventually ends in death. So, friends, don’t be deceived by every desire you feel.”   James 1:13-16

WE ARE NOT POWERLESS

“Everyone who is a child of God CAN overcome sin in this world. What wins the victory is our faith! No one can defeat the world’s ways without having faith in Jesus as the Son of God.” 1 John 5:4-5

  1. KNOW MY / KNOW MY / LEARN MY

“We should remove from our lives anything that gets in the way (of our spiritual growth) especially those persistent sins that so easily distract us. . .” Hebrews 12:1

Food… Drinking… Sleep… Shopping… Binge TV… Gaming… Drugs…
Gambling… Porn… Over-controlling… Withdrawing… Angry Outbursts

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.” Prov. 4:23

ACTION PLAN: MAKE TIME to think through these counter moves. Write down or tell a friend how you cope, what triggers you and what patterns you see in yourself.

  1. PLAN TO / ASK GOD       

“Plan carefully what you do. . . Avoid evil and walk straight ahead. Proverbs 4:26-27 (TEV)

“Call to me when trouble comes and I will save you. . .”  Psalm 50:15 (TEV)                                                                                                                   
ACTION PLAN: Pause right now and ask God to give you the strength and ability to move towards Him in times of temptation. This prayer doesn’t have to be long and eloquent. We can cry out to God knowing that He is sympathetic to our pain and weaknesses!

  1. REFOCUS MY ATTENTION ON / JOIN A / ENLIST ONE FRIEND / REMEMBER GOD IS

“We capture every thought. . . and we make it obey Christ!”  2 Cor. 10:5 (NCV)
     
“Two are better than one, because together. . . if one falls down, the other can help him up.  But if someone is alone and falls. . . there’s no one to help him.”  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

ACTION PLAN: Take the following steps this week.

  • Make Jesus 1st place
  • [email protected] (decisions)
  • give in gratitude – Trust God enough to give back to him
  • small groups – zoom

Make the rest of your life the best of your life

 

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