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The Anatomy of Temptation James 1:9-18
Verses 9-11 - Jesus The Equalizer The Poor Are Exalted The Rich Are Made Low Temporal Nature of Riches Equal in Christ – Gal.3:26-29
Verses 12 – Enduring Temptations / Trials Enduring - to stay under (behind), that is, remain; figuratively to undergo, that is, bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere: - abide, endure, (take) patient (-ly), suffer, tarry behind. to remain, i.e. abide, not recede or flee. To persevere: under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ. To endure, bear bravely and calmly: ill treatments Tempted To Sin or Trial in General Stand The Test Crown of Life, Crown of Righteousness, Crown of Glory The Lord Has Promised To Those Who Love God, Jn.14:15, I Jn.2:2-5, ch.5:3
Verses 13-16 - The Anatomy of Temptation “When” Not “If” Tempted, Inevitable - vs.2 Don’t Blame God Not Tempt Us – What About Gen.22:1? Heb.11:17 Own Lusts – Desires Enticed, “Bait” 1Jn.2:15-17, Gen.3:1-6, Matt.4:1-11 Conception and Birth Sin or Transgression Committed Sin Brings Death, Rom.8:1-2, Ezk.18:20 Do Not Err on the Topic
Some Suggestions to Help Fight Temptation God’s Will is Good, Gen.3:5-6, Deut.6:24, Rom.12:2 We Are Responsible It Does Not Last Forever, Jm.4:7 Think on Good Things, Pr.4:23, Mt.15:19, Ps.119:11 We Can Win in Jesus, 1 Jn.5:4 Pray For Strength, Mt.6:13, Heb.4:16
Vs.17-18 - God’s Gifts To Humanity Good Gifts - Physical Blessings Perfect Gifts – Spiritual Blessings God is Constant, Unwavering, Heb.13:8 We are Begotten By the Word, Lk.8:11, Jn.3:5, 1 Pet.1:23 First Fruits unto God, 1 st Century Christians. Signal Many More to Come
Are You Begotten of God? 1.Hear the Gospel of Christ, Acts 2:22 2.Believe in Jesus Christ, 1 Cor.15:1-4 3.Repent and Turn to God, Acts 17:30 4.Confess Jesus Before Men, Matt.10:32 5.Be Baptized, Mark 16:16 ------------------------------------- Be Thou Faithful Unto Death, Rev.2:10 If Err From The Truth: Repent and Pray God, Ac.19:18
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