Temptation

Text: 1 John 2:15-17

Avenues of Temptation – 1 John 2:16

  • Lust of the flesh
  • Lust of the eyes
  • Pride of life

Examples of Satan Using these Avenues of Temptation

  • Eve – Genesis 3
  • Jesus – Matthew 4

God’s Promise About Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13

  • No unique temptation
  • God is faithful
  • There will be a way of escape

What God has Provided to Help Us Overcome

  • His word – shows us what is right and what is wrong
  • Ability to think/remember – we must learn God’s word so that we can recall it when needed
  • Free will – we can choose to sin, or we can choose to overcome
  • God has provided everything we need, it’s up to us to take advantage of it

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