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
Week 2 (10/1/23): James 1:12–18
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
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
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
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
We must be intentional about developing relationships to the point where we can share Christ meaningfully and eﬀectively.