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For the love of god ministries

  1. 1. Growing In The Spirit 1FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  2. 2. TEMPTATION In Matt. 4:1-10 we read about Christ’s experience after He was baptized by the apostle John in the river Jordan. The Scripture tells us that Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness where He was Tempted by the devil. 2FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  3. 3. TEMPTATION Each time Jesus felt Tempted by Satan during His wilderness experience He recited Scripture to clarify what God’s Word says in opposition to what His tempter was saying. 3FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  4. 4. TEMPTATION There is Power in God’s Word. We too can have the strength that Christ displayed in His temptations if we increase our Spiritual knowledge of God’s Word. 4FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  5. 5. TEMPTATION It is important to define the difference between Spiritual knowledge and carnal knowledge. Carnal knowledge resides only in your mind. Spiritual knowledge resides both in your mind and in your heart. 5FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  6. 6. TEMPTATION Hew. 10: 16 “ This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.” 6FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  7. 7. TEMPTATION When something is in your heart it becomes part of you. This is why God wants to put His Word upon your heart; God wants His Word to become one with you. But how….. 7FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  8. 8. TEMPTATION The first step to becoming one with the Word of God is to decide that God exists. Once you make the decision to believe that God is, the seed of Faith is planted within you. 8FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  9. 9. TEMPTATION Faith grows through Trust. Trust comes through experience. If our Faith in God’s Word is to grow, we must gain Trust in our ability to live by His Word through personal experience. 9FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  10. 10. TEMPTATION We must Trust and follow God’s Word in our time of temptation willingly governing our actions by what we know through our Scripture reading are the Words that God has spoken. 10FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  11. 11. TEMPTATION The more often we recall God’s Word for strength during our temptations as Jesus did during His temptations the greater our Trust in our ability to live by God’s Word grows. 11FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  12. 12. TEMPTATION The more we experience life living by God’s Word the greater our Faith in God’s Word grows. As our Faith in God’s Word grows our hunger for His Word also grows and we begin to want more and more of His Word to sustain us. 12FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  13. 13. TEMPTATION This is the progressive growth that Christians experience. We first believe that God is real and can forgive us of our sins through the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. 13FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  14. 14. TEMPTATION Then we repent for our sins and begin to overcome sin in our lives by remembering God’s Word always. When we are face to face with temptation we recite what God’s Word says about that situation. 14FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  15. 15. TEMPTATION In our temptations if we can state to the tempter God’s Word as Jesus did the power of His Word will give us strength to overcome the tempter. This victory over sin in our lives we soon learn to enjoy. 15FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  16. 16. TEMPTATION As God’s Word is becoming one with us we hunger more for His Word. Eventually, we begin to eat daily of the life giving Word “The Daily Bread” to satisfy our perpetual hunger. 16FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  17. 17. TEMPTATION This is the “Growing in the Spirit” experience. 1. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. 2. Repent for your sins. 3. Follow God’s Word. 4. Grow in your Faith. 17FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES
  18. 18. TEMPTATION Thank You for taking the time to view this Presentation. May God Bless you always. Amen 18FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MINISTRIES

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