The Anatomy of TemptationThe Anatomy of TemptationJames 1:9-18
Verses 9-11 -Verses 9-11 - Jesus The EqualizerJesus The Equalizer• The Poor Are Exalted• The Rich Are Made Low• Temporal Nature of Riches• Equal in Christ – Gal.3:26-29
Verses 12 –Verses 12 – Enduring Temptations / TrialsEnduring Temptations / Trials• Enduring - to stay under (behind), that is, remain; figurativelyto undergo, that is, bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere: -abide, endure, (take) patient (-ly), suffer, tarry behind. toremain, i.e. abide, not recede or flee. To persevere: undermisfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ. Toendure, 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
VersesVerses 13-1613-16 -- The Anatomy of TemptationThe 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 TemptationSome 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.17-18Vs.17-18 - God’s Gifts To Humanity- 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, 1stCentury Christians.Signal Many More to Come
Are You Begotten of God?Are You Begotten of God?1. Hear the Gospel of Christ, Acts 2:222. Believe in Jesus Christ, 1 Cor.15:1-43. Repent and Turn to God, Acts 17:304. Confess Jesus Before Men, Matt.10:325. Be Baptized, Mark 16:16------------------------------------- Be Thou Faithful Unto Death,Rev.2:10 If Err From The Truth: Repent andPray God, Ac.19:18
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