See this video Note what strikes you the mosthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUxECgPxyEw&feature=relmfu
This Bible Study is NOT to list Dos and DON’TsThis session is NOT to point accusing fingers at anyoneThis session is NOT to ridicule anyoneWe are here to stand together and fight the bane of our lives
How sin comes aboutThe very foundation of sin in man was birthed from rebellionagainst God- Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.Temptation- James 1:13-15Satan also brings temptation. He does so in 3 dimensions for heis the god of this world. 2 Corinthians 4:4; Luke 4:6Jesus himself was tempted in 3 dimensions. 1 John 2:16; Luke 4:13The devil never gives up – he switches and he runs to and fro –Job, 1peter 5:8 till he find what will bring you down…so we muststay up and be on guard too!
Why does temptation seem so attractive and powerful? When is sin sweetest? II Timothy 2:22Do we always have a choice to sin or not to sin? When does temptation turn into sin? Why can’t God just take us away from places where we will fall into sin?
The nature of sin It is seemingly sweet, it seems to offer better offers, solutions and pleasure, it is easy anddesirous to the flesh (not the spirit). It starts as a temptation, luring, it drags and then knocks down, then accuses then asks for a refresher, then enslaves then kills
Our problem is not that we don’t know oursins. Our greatest challenge is working out how to overcome them!
What the enemy plansMake us feel God has rejected us…’Magnifying SIN over GRACE by making sin the ONLY way outBUT 1 Corinthians 10:13Deaden our Spiritual conscience - make those sins part of ussuch that we feel they are normal after all ‘I am human! YOU ARE NOT STUCK – Romans 8: 12 - 17
This is the bottom-line:FLESH VS. SPIRIT BATTLEOLD MAN VS. NEW MAN Romans 7: 18-19; 24-25 In the end, one must win
Reasons for TemptationIt is a test of our loyalty e.g Job – How much do you loveGod? How much are you willing to sacrifice for Him?1corinthains 10:13; 1 John 2:15Your promotion is in temptations! How do you view them?Liabilities or Stepping stones, Jesus too was tempted. It isvery risky and the rewards too are quite high.Strengthen our weakness as a show of His grace and power.2 Corinthians 12: 7-10. He is able ONLY if we want HIM toand are ready to take the steps
KNOW THESEWe must believe that God is good. The Devil is sly causing us todoubt His goodness - Genesis 3: 4-5; John 8: 44We are fully responsible for our choices and behavioursRomans 14:12Deliverance is possibleYou can let go of the old and embrace the new. Accept hisgrace. Amazing grace!
HOW DO WE OVERCOME SIN?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbMOnyeVE-4&feature=relm
OVERCOMING SINAcknowledge that by strength shall no man prevail Zechariah4:6 Take it one step at a timeKnow the WORD and SPEAK it – How did Jesus beat Satan?Pray and find your weakness, build yourThe Devil can’t stand Christians who understand their positionin Christ, he can’t stand talking Christians.
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