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Contributed By:
Troy Borst
 
Scripture:
Hebrews 13:15-13:16
Luke 14:25-14:33
John 5:1-5:47
Ephesians 6:1-6:3
Philippians 2:5-2:11
Matthew 16:27-16:30
James 4:13-4:17
Isaiah 43:1-43:21
Luke 18:35-18:41
1 Thessalonians 5:18-5:18
1 Kings 3:16-3:28
Ephesians 6:11-18:18
Genesis 1:1-2:1
Mark 6:17-6:29
Hebrews 4:1-14:14
John 3:16-3:16
Romans 5:1-5:11
Matthew 10:1-10:15
Exodus 7:14-8:17
Jeremiah 1:1-52:34
Mark 13:1-13:8
1 John 2:15-2:17
Proverbs 30:1-30:11
John 15:9-15:17
Romans 5:5-5:5
Hebrews 4:12-12:12
John 4:1-4:13
Ruth 1:16-1:16
Genesis 22:1-22:18
2 Corinthians 9:12-10:1
Philippians 2:5-2:12
James 1:13-1:18
Genesis 2:23-2:23

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ILLUSTRATION… Discipleship Journal, 11-12/92
A recent survey of Discipleship Journal readers ranked areas of greatest spiritual challenge to them:
1. Materialism
2. Pride
3. Self-centeredness
4. Laziness
5. (Tie) Anger/Bitterness
5. (Tie) Sexual lust
6. Envy
7. Gluttony
8. Lying

Survey respondents noted temptations were more potent when…
they had neglected their time with God (81 percent)
and when they were physically tired (57 percent).
Resisting temptation was accomplished by prayer (84 percent), avoiding compromising
situations (76 percent), Bible study (66 percent), and being accountable to someone (52 percent).

 

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