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INTRO: EVERY BELIVER HAS FACED TEMPTATION AND MANY TIME'S IT HAS CAUSE HEARTACKE AND PAIN TO US AND THOSE WE LOVE . BUT I TRULLY BELIVE THAT IT HURT'S JESUS MORE THAN WE WILL EVER KNOW.. IN OUR LIVE'S WE WILL BE UP AGAINST EVERY SCEME , TRICK AND PLOT THAT SATAN CAN THROW AT US BUT IT IS HOW YOU REACT THAT COUNTS.

PROP: IT IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR US TO NOT ONLY LEARN HOW TO RECOGNIZE TEMPTATION BUT TO OVERCOME IT

INTER: WHAT DOES GOD'S WORD OFFER US IN OUR DEFENCE AGAINST SATAN ? AND HOW DO WE USE IT?

TRANS:FIRST LET'S TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT TEMPTATION.

I. WHAT IS TEMPTATION?

A. FROM THE GREEK WORD ( PEIRAZO ) : TEMPT - TO TRY OR PROVE BY SOLICITATION TO SIN . SO TEMPTATION IS USED TO CAUSE ONE TO FALL. AN ATTEMPT TO ENSNARE,

WEBSTER : TO ENTICE OR ALLURE TO DO SOMETHING OFTEN REGARDED AS UNWISE , WRONG OR IMMORAL.

B. WHAT IS THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN A TRIAL AND A TEMPTATION?

1. A TEST OR TRIAL COMES FROM WITHOUT AND TEMPTATION COME'S FROM WITHIN. FROM UNCONTROLLED APPETITE'S AND EVIL PASSION'S . MARK.7:20-23

C. WHERE DID TEMPTATION COME FROM? GEN 3:1-5

1. SEE TEMPTATION WILL EITHER DESTROY YOU OR DEVELOP YOU.

2. CHARACTER MUST BE DEVELOPED , CHARACTER CAN ONLY BE DEVELOPED IN THE PRESENT'S OF TEMPTATION.

3. WHAT DOES TEMPTATION DEVELOP ? RIGHTEOUSNESS. - IS INNOCENCE THAT IS MAINTAINED IN THE PRESENCE OF TEMPTATION.

4. NOTICE THAT TEMPTATION START'S WITH A QUESTION TO CAST DOUBT ON THE WORD OF GOD. AND EXCITES EVE'S CURIOSITY.

5. ALSO NOTICE THAT EVE SAID NOT TO TOUCH THE TREE. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT TOUCHING IT IN SCRIPTURE.

6. SEE DOUBT ALWAY'S LEAD'S TO DISOBEDIENCE

7. SEE SATAN'S TEMPTATION IS TO GET US TO DOUBT GOD

TRANS NOW THAT WE KNOW WHAT TEMPTATION IS BUT WE NEED TO PICK SATAN'S PLAN APART.

D. WHAT DOES SATAN USE TO TEMPT? GEN. 3:6-

1. AN APPEAL TO THE FLESH- WAS GOOD FOR FOOD . A BIG SNICKER BAR

2. APPEAL TO THE MIND OR PSYCHOLOGICAL PART OF MAN - PLESANT TO THE EYES A REMOTE CONTROL A MAGIZINE , A DIRT ROMANCE NOVEL - QUESTION WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING?

3. AN APPEAL TO THE SPIRIT OR THE RELIGIOUS SIDE OF MAN- MAKE ONE WISE.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW THAT THINK THERE WISE. QUESTION : DO YOU THINK YOUR ARE ? ( DO YOU THINK YOUR TO HOLY FOR TEMPTATION?

I HAVE MET SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE THOUGHT SO . AND WHEN SATAN BEAT THEM UP REAL GOOD THEY CAME RUNNING .

IF YOU REMBER THIS IS THE EXACT TEMPTATION THAT SATAN BROUGHT AGAINST THE LORD JESUS. ( MATT 4. MARK 1 LUKE 4 )

1. STONE'S INTO BREAD - APPEAL TO THE FLESH

2. KINGDOM'S OF THE WORLD- APPEAL TO THE MIND

3. CAST YOUR SELF DOWN. - RELIGIOUS SIDE OF MAN

SATAN ALWAY'S WORK'S FROM THE OUTSIDE TO THE INSIDE , FROM WITHOUT TO WITHIN

BUT GOD WOK'S FROM THE INSIDE TO THE OUTSIDE

SEE THE OUTSIDE IS NOT ALWAY'S WHAT IS IN THE INSIDE ( THANK GOD FOR SOME OF US , AND TO BAD FOR OTHER'S

EXAMPLE : RELIGION - JESUS SAID TO THE PHARISEES -MAKE THE INSIDE OF THE PLATTER CLEAN

TRANS: WE COULD EXAMINE HUNDRED'S OF SCRIPTURE BUT TO MAKE OUR POINT VERY CLEAR , WE KNOW THAT THING'S HAVENT REALLY CHANGED MUCH.

II. SATAN STILL USE'S THE SAME TACTIC'S TODAY . WHY? BECAUSE THEY WORK.


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