3 KEYS TO OVERCOMING TEMPTATION

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by: Pastor Sam

09/18/2022

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PRE-DECIDE: BETTER CHOICES, BETTER LIFE

The quality of your decisions determines the quality of your life. 

When faced with __________ (this situation),

I have pre-decided to ___________ (take this action).

  • I am ready.

  • I am consistent.

  • I am devoted.

  • I am generous.

  • I am faithful.

  • I am a finisher.

When our _______________ are clear, _____________ are easier.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV 

 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 NIV

  1. The ____________ is coming for you. 

I wrote to you … 11so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:9, 11 NLT

  1. You are not as ___________ as you think.

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV


3 Keys to Fighting Temptation

  1. Move the _____________.    

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:6 NIV

  1. Magnify the _______________.

What if the worst-case scenario comes true?

“… you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23 NIV

  1.  Plan your ________________. 

… Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man, 7and Potiphar’s wife soon began to look at him lustfully. “Come and sleep with me,” she demanded. Genesis 39:6-7 NLT

Don’t use your _______________________________ to justify your disobedience.

… But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house. Genesis 39:12 NIV

… And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

“Why would I resist a temptation in the future if I have the power to eliminate it today?”  (Craig Groeshel)





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PRE-DECIDE: BETTER CHOICES, BETTER LIFE

The quality of your decisions determines the quality of your life. 

When faced with __________ (this situation),

I have pre-decided to ___________ (take this action).

  • I am ready.

  • I am consistent.

  • I am devoted.

  • I am generous.

  • I am faithful.

  • I am a finisher.

When our _______________ are clear, _____________ are easier.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV 

 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 NIV

  1. The ____________ is coming for you. 

I wrote to you … 11so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:9, 11 NLT

  1. You are not as ___________ as you think.

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV


3 Keys to Fighting Temptation

  1. Move the _____________.    

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:6 NIV

  1. Magnify the _______________.

What if the worst-case scenario comes true?

“… you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23 NIV

  1.  Plan your ________________. 

… Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man, 7and Potiphar’s wife soon began to look at him lustfully. “Come and sleep with me,” she demanded. Genesis 39:6-7 NLT

Don’t use your _______________________________ to justify your disobedience.

… But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house. Genesis 39:12 NIV

… And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

“Why would I resist a temptation in the future if I have the power to eliminate it today?”  (Craig Groeshel)





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