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Summary: This passage of scripture deals with the birth, fruition and the conclusion of temptations.

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“THE ALPHA AND OMEGA OF TEMPTATIONS”

JAMES 1:13-15

1. Temptations do not COME from God. (v. 13) Genesis 3:12; 18:25; Isaiah 63:17; Habakkuk 2:12-13; James 1:2, 12; Exodus 8:32; 1 Chronicles 21:1; 2 Chronicles 32:31; Job 8:3; 34:10; 36:23; 37:23; Psalm 92:15; 101:3; Proverbs 12:26; Matthew 15:19-20; John 13:2, 26-27; 1 Thessalonians 3:5; 2 Chronicles 19:7; Deuteronomy 32:4; Romans 3:4-5; 9:14; Hosea 14:9; Zephaniah 3:5

2. Temptation is the result of the CARRYING away of lusts of one’s desires. (v. 14) Genesis 6:5; 8:21; Joshua 7:21; 2 Samuel 11:2-4; 1 Kings 21:2-4; Job 15:12; 31:1, 9, 27; Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 5:28; 15:18; Mark 7:21-23; Ephesians 4:22; James 4:1-2; Jeremiah 17:9; Jude 16

3. Temptations usually CONTINUE towards sin. (v. 15a) Genesis 3:6-7; 4:5-8; Psalm 7:14; Isaiah 59:4; Micah 2:1-3; ; Matthew 26:14-16, 48-49; Acts 5:1-3; Hebrews 3:13; Proverbs 6:25-28; 10:16; Romans 6:13; Galatians 6:1

4. Giving into temptations CONCLUDES in death. (v. 15b) Genesis 2:17; 3:17-19; Psalm 9:17; Acts 5:4-6, 8-10; Romans 5:12-21; 6:21-23; 7:5, 8, 11-13; 8:6, 13; Revelation 20:14-15; Proverbs 9:17-18; Isaiah 33:11; Jeremiah 31:30; Ezekiel 3:18; 11:21; 18:4, 18, 20; 33:8, 13; Exodus 32:33; Numbers 27:3; 2 Kings 14:6; 2 Chronicles 25:4; Galatians 6:7-8; Revelation 21:8; 1 Corinthians 15:56


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