This past Sunday, I preached a message from the book of James on how to endure temptation.
Here’s the big idea: To overcome temptation, we need to remember God’s promises, recognize the pattern of sin and live by God’s Word.
• Temptations are desirable opportunities sent by Satan to bring out our worst.
• The real issue with temptation is TRUST. At the root of every temptation is the question: Can God be trusted?
HOW DO WE ENDURE TEMPTATION?
1. Take RESPONSIBILITY
2. Avoid the DECEPTION
The four stages of temptation:
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire... James 1:14
…when he is lured and enticed. James 1:14
Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin.... James 1:15
…And sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. James 1:15
3. HUMBLY DRAW near to God
Takeaway: Who can you run to in your life for accountability?