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Storm Proof Lives_Handling Temptation


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This second sermon in the Storm Proof Lives series was preached by Ryan Shannon. In it, Ryan explores Satan's 3 temptations of Jesus in Matthew 4. In the text the devil seeks to entice Jesus by appealing to the lust of the flesh, the pride of life and the lust of the eyes. The sermon concludes with three practical applications on how to overcome temptations, gleaned from Jesus' personal example.

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Storm Proof Lives_Handling Temptation

  1. 1. Storm Proof Lives
  2. 2. Storm Proof Lives Theme Verse – John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
  3. 3. Storm Proof Lives Series Outline – Handling… • Disappointments • Temptations • Betrayal • Financial Storms • Extreme Pressure • Health Crises • Family Storms
  4. 4. Storm Proof Lives First Point: Effectively handling temptations means we understand that they will typically come when we least expect them.
  5. 5. 1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. Matthew 4
  6. 6. Storm Proof Lives Second Point: Effectively handling temptations requires that we recognize them and respond accordingly.
  7. 7. Matthew 4 3And the tempter came to him and said, if you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”
  8. 8. Matthew 4 4But he answered, “it is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
  9. 9. “It can simply mean satisfying a legitimate desire in an illegitimate way. The lust of flesh is one of the worlds devices for weaning us away from complete trust in the goodness and faithfulness of God.” John Phillips
  10. 10. Matthew 4 5Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple.
  11. 11. 6And said to him if you are the son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “He will command His angles concerning you, and “On their hands the will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.”
  12. 12. Matthew 4 7Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.”
  13. 13. 8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. Matthew 4
  14. 14. 9And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”10a Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, Matthew 4
  15. 15. 10bYou shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” 11Then the devil left him, and behold, angel came and were ministering to him. Matthew 4
  16. 16. Storm Proof Lives