Tempted?

If you struggle with temptation, watch this week’s “Live from the Ranch.”   God has promised that when we are tempted, he will provide a way out.  Join me as I share some powerful stories of how God has done this for others, and how he can do it for you. (Recorded March 7, 1999)

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Message Notes

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it.

Hebrews 2:18

Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Hebrews 4:15-16

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are– yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Matthew 6:9-13

“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’”

Outline

1. Seek God’s way out.

1 Corinthians 10:13

2. Know how temptation works.

Matthew 4:1-11, James 1:13-15, Genesis 3:13, Matthew 6:9-13

3. Draw near to God.

James 4:8-9, Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 4:15-16, Luke 22:46, Matthew 4:1-11

Closing and Prayer

Know that this is why Jesus came…to die for our sins, so that we could be forgiven and come clean before God.

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