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03.18.2012 1 Kingdom Prayer: Lead Us NOT Into Temptation Pastor Timothy Chan Chinese Grace Bible Church Sunday, March 18, 2012.

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1 Kingdom Prayer: Lead Us NOT Into Temptation Pastor Timothy Chan Chinese Grace Bible Church Sunday, March 18, 2012

2 Introduction A story of two Christians: The Lord’s prayer unfolds two things about Christian living. Every Christian will face the same kind of ___________. Yet every Christian will be given the same kind of _________ to overcome it. temptation promise

3 James 1:2-4 (NIV 1984) 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

4 James 1:2-4 (NIV 1984) 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

5 James 1:2-4 (NIV 1984) 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

6 Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV 1984) 9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

7 Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV 1984) 10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

8 Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV 1984) 11 Give us today our daily bread.

9 Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV 1984) 12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

10 Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV 1984) 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’

11 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.

12 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

13 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

14 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

15 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.

16 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

17 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

18 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

19 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.

20 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

21 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”

22 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

23 Corinthians 10:11-13 (NIV 1984) 11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.

24 Corinthians 10:11-13 (NIV 1984) 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!

25 Corinthians 10:11-13 (NIV 1984) 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it.

26 Peter 5:8-10 (NIV 1984) 8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

27 Peter 5:8-10 (NIV 1984) 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

28 Peter 5:8-10 (NIV 1984) 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

29 John 2:16 (NIV 1984) 16 For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.

30 I.The Key Idea of Temptation A. The Origin: God does not _______ temptation create

31 James 1:13 (NIV 1984) 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;

32 I.The Key Idea of Temptation A. The Origin: God does not _______ temptation B. The Purpose: God allows temptations to turn ________ into ______________ create trials blessings

33 James 1:2-4 (NIV 1984) 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

34 James 1:2-4 (NIV 1984) 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

35 James 1:2-4 (NIV 1984) 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

36 I.The Key Idea of Temptation C. The Extent: It targets ______ but the scope is limited by ______ ____________. God allows _____ _______ to be tempted. all God’s Sovereignty HisSon

37 Matthew 4:1 (NIV 1984) 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.

38 Hebrews 4:15 (NIV 1984) 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.

39 I.The Key Idea of Temptation D. The Strategy: ___________, ____________, ___________, _________, and ____________ Suppress Depress Oppress Obsess Possess

40 II.The Key Battlefield Satan uses several devices to seduce God’s people A. The craving of self-made _______ The double temptation: Power

41 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.

42 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

43 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

44 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

45 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.

46 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

47 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

48 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

49 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.

50 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

51 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”

52 Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV 1984) 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

53 II.The Key Battlefield Satan uses several devices to seduce God’s people B. The deception of ______ glory The lust of the eyes: Seeking self- affirmation fake

54 Matthew 4:6 (NIV 1984) 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

55 Matthew 4:6 (NIV 1984) “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

56 II.The Key Battlefield Satan uses several devices to seduce God’s people C. The seduction of _______ worship The pride in possession: A compromised display of external piety false

57 Matthew 4:9 (NIV 1984) 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

58 Romans 12:1-2 (NIV 1984) 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.

59 Romans 12:1-2 (NIV 1984) 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

60 III.The Key Victory A. ______________ – He Is Sufficient Preparation

61 Corinthians 10:11-13 (NIV 1984) 11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.

62 Corinthians 10:11-13 (NIV 1984) 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!

63 Corinthians 10:11-13 (NIV 1984) 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it.

64 James 1:15 (NIV 1984) 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

65 III.The Key Victory A. ______________ – He Is Sufficient B. ______________ – He Is Our Example Preparation Perseverance

66 Hebrews 12:2-3 (NIV 1984) 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

67 Hebrews 12:2-3 (NIV 1984) 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

68 III.The Key Victory A. ______________ – He Is Sufficient B. ______________ – He Is Our Example C. ______________ – He Is Our Shield Preparation Perseverance Resist/Retreat

69 Peter 5:8-10 (NIV 1984) 8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

70 Peter 5:8-10 (NIV 1984) 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

71 Peter 5:8-10 (NIV 1984) 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

72 Conclusion What is your greatest desire in your life as we walk through the faith journey?


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