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Temptation (September–October 2023)

Our sinful nature means that we will be tempted by the sinful desires produced by that nature. Our willpower is insufficient to resist; therefore, we must rely on the power of the Holy Spirit and the truth of God’s Word in order to fight temptation.

Week 1 (9/24/23): James 1:13–18

(PDF) How to Handle Temptation
(WORD) How to Handle Temptation

Relying on the Holy Spirit to provide the strength to resist temptation.

Week 2 (10/1/23): James 1:12–18 

(PDF) With Every Trial is a Temptation
(WORD) With Every Trial is a Temptation

Do not make God the culprit when you are tempted to do something you know is wrong.

Week 3 (10/8/23): 2 Corinthians 10:3–6  

(PDF) Destroying Strongholds
(WORD) Destroying Strongholds

In the battlefield of the mind, we must be on guard for and actively battle against wrong ways of thinking that become spiritual strongholds.

Week 4 (10/15/23): Luke 9:37–45  

(PDF) The Power of God in the Gospel
(WORD) The Power of God in the Gospel

Journeying with the Master reveals that Jesus’ power is all-encompassing but is revealed most clearly in His purpose to lay His life down for the salvation of the world.

Week 5 (10/22/23): Matthew 11:25–30 

(PDF) Master Control
(WORD) Master Control

Jesus Christ is Lord of all; therefore, He is worthy of our utmost devotion and obedience as His followers.

Week 6 (10/29/23): Proverbs 17:17, Matthew 9:9–13 

(PDF) Befriending Others
(WORD) Befriending Others

We must be intentional about developing relationships to the point where we can share Christ meaningfully and effectively.

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