Monday, March 26, 2007

Temptation


Yesterday morning my senior pastor, Joshua Harris, preached an excellent message on I Corinthians 10:12-13, “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

The messaged focused on recognizing and rejecting four lies of temptation:
1. I’m beyond temptation
2. My temptation is unique
3. God has left me alone, and my temptation is to much
4. There is no escape from my temptation

I can relate to each of these lies. Can you?

Read again I Corinthians 10:12-13 and identify the four truths Paul lays out for the Corinthian church.

Today stand ready for the temptations you are bound to face. As the Holy Spirit to help you see and choose the way of escape God has provided you. And experience the power of God as you seek to endure in the midst of temptation.

2 comments :

Watson said...

hello my name is jordan
i have been reading your book and doing the study questions with my mom and dad
i just wanted to thank you for the book and tell you that it is great
it involves great biblical doctrine
and also is interesting and grabs your attention
I am a part of the sovreign grace church in corning new york
thanks again
jordan

Karl said...

Jordan - Thanks for your encouraging words!