Sunday, August 05, 2007

Temptation-James 1.13

James 1:13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
1. Temptation will come. It does not come from God. It will come from my flesh, the world or the devil…and it will come until I take my last breath on earth.
2. There is a pattern of sin in Scripture…SEE, DESIRE, TAKE, HIDE
a. Gen. 3 – Adam and Eve
b. Joshua 7 – Achan in Ai
c. 2 Samuel 11 – David and bathsheba
3. So how do we win in this battle of temptation?

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