A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Temptation

A trustworthy saying

A Trustworthy Saying – 2 Timothy 2:11-13

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We all face the temptation to conform. However, if we faithfully endure, die to our desires, and live for Christ, the reward will be great.

Respond to Temptation Like Jesus

Respond to Temptation Like Jesus – Luke 4:13

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When we trust in the Spirit to lead us and have hidden God’s word in our hearts, then we can overcome any temptation that comes our way.

Pray That You Will Not Fall into Temptation

Pray That You Will Not Fall into Temptation – Luke 22:45-46

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Temptation is an ever-present reality in our lives. Pray that you will be able to resist it and remain faithful to our Lord.

Two Examples of Responding to Temptation

Two Responses to Temptation – Luke 4:1-4

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We all face temptation. Following the example of Adam leads to separation from God. Following Jesus' example will lead to intimacy with God.

The tragedy of Samson and Delilah

The Tragedy of Samson and Delilah – Judges 16:16-17

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Avoid developing close relationships with the Delilah's you encounter. They will only lead to heartache and tragedy.

Is God Holding Out on Me?

Is God Holding Out on Me? – Genesis 3:6

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Is God holding out on me? Would my life be better if I did what appealed to me rather than obey God? Or is God's way always the best for me?

fall and exile

The Theology of Genesis: Fall and Exile – Genesis 3

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The Genesis 3 tells us what happened to God's good creation. It is the story of the fall of humanity and our exile from the garden.

Two responses to temptation

Two Responses to Satan’s Temptation – Matthew 4:10

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Both Eve and Jesus experienced the temptation of Satan. Eve succumbed and fell into sin and death. Jesus resisted and brought new life to all who believe.

Worship the Lord Alone – Luke 4:6-8

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Don't fall prey to the appeal to worship the things of this world, even the good things. Worship the Lord and serve him alone.

resisting temptation

Resisting Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13

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God does not leave me alone in dealing with temptation. He knows what I am capable of. And he always provides a way to escape.

Responding to temptation

Responding to Temptation – James 1:13-15

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James in clear that the temptation I face in life comes out of my own desires. And temptation can lead to sin and hinder my walk with God.