Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Overcoming Temptations Like Jesus

Joseph overcame sexual temptations. He was a human just like you and me. We can too.

Jesus our perfect example was tempted in all points, yet he overcome. We shall overcome too.
Hebrews 4:15 - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Facts About Temptations

  1. Temptations Are Common
    It is even mentioned in the lords prayers
    Luke 11:4
    - And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

    1Corithians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it
  2. Jesus Was Tempted And Overcome
    Luke 4:13
    - And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
  3. Pray To Overcome Temptations And
    Mark 14:38
    - Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
    Luke 22:46 - And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
  4. Flee From Temptations
    2Timothy 2:22
    - Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

    Joseph Example
    Genesis 39:12 -
    And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

    Don’t Follow Bad Company. Flee From Them
    John 10:5 - And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
  5. God Knows How To Deliver Us From Temptations
    2 Peter 2:9 -
    The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
  6. Blessed Are They That Overcome Temptations
    James 1:12
    - Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the CROWN OF LIFE, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.