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1 Lead us not into temptation Matt 6:13 Lead us not into temptation Matt 6:13

2 “Do Not Lead Us Into Temptation”  “Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.” (Robert Orben)  Protect us against temptation  Do not allow us to be carried into temptation, Matt 26:41 (Lk 22:40)  There is a way of escape, 1 Cor 10:13 2

3 Temptation to Grow at any Cost

4  “Progressive” and “innovative” at the expense of God’s pattern, 1 Sam 8:19-20  Social gospel (“whole man” approach)  Positivism and “felt needs” (don’t offend)  Sponsoring churches (resource pooling)  Unity in spite of scriptural error, Eph 4:3 (Jno 17:21) 4 Temptation to Grow at any Cost Compromise, 2 Jno 9-11; Jer 6:16-17

5 Temptation to be Popular

6  At the expense of faith and conscience  Strong appeal, Jno 12:42-43; Gal 1:10  Can lead to forsaking faith and service, Gal 2:11-13  Can silence effective gospel preaching, 2 Tim 4:2-5 6 Temptation to be Popular Fear God, Phil 4:8; Lk 12:4-5 (Heb 13:5-6)

7 Temptation to Fit Into the World’s Mold

8  These temptations include…  Materialism, Matt 6:24; Luke 12:15  Worldliness (this world outlook), Col 3:2  Situation ethics (self instead of God’s truth), Jno 17:17 8 Do Not Fit into the World’s Mold (Rom 12:1-2) Conform to the Image of Christ Col 3:10; 2 Cor 3:18; 1 Pet 2:21 Conform to the Image of Christ Col 3:10; 2 Cor 3:18; 1 Pet 2:21

9 Temptation to be Comfortably Complacent

10  Tempted to lose our vigilance to work, Jno 9:4; Rom 12:11  Tempted to regard an opportunity to do good as a nuisance and an inconvenience, Gal 6:10; Lk 10: At Ease in Zion (Amos 6:1) Commit to Personal Maturity Hebrews 5:12-14 Commit to Personal Maturity Hebrews 5:12-14

11 Temptation to Love this Present World

12  World offers the prospect of immediate pleasure and satisfaction, Heb 11:25; 1 Jno 2:16 (2 Tim 4:10)  Tempted to envy the wicked – they appear to be blessed, Psa 73:3, 12-14,  Heaven must be our goal, Matt 6:33; Col 3:1 12 Tempted to Love this World The World is Passing Away! 1 Jno 2:17 (Phil 2:14-16) The World is Passing Away! 1 Jno 2:17 (Phil 2:14-16)

13  Temptation is the invitation to sin (Jas 1:14-15)  Pray that you will be protected from temptation (Matt 26:41)  Resist the devil and he will flee (Jas 4:7) 13


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