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June
9
2019

Temptation: FORBIDDEN FRUIT CAN LEAD TO A BAD JAM

Sunday Morning Message by our Interim Pastor Russell Dean

FORBIDDEN FRUIT CAN LEAD TO A BAD JAM

 James 1: 13-15

 

Four Truths About Temptation

 1.     Temptation Is Sure.    v.13

 Francis Murphy: “What we prevent needs no cure.”

 2.     Temptation Is Subtle.

 William Barclay: “It is idle hands for which Satan finds mischief to do. It is the unexercised mind and the uncommitted heart which are vulnerable.”

 Matthew 4:3

 Patrick Morley: “There is a god we want and there is a God who is and they are not the same God.”

 Luis Palau: “The turning point comes when we stop seeking the god we want and start seeking the God who is.”

 3.     Temptation Is Specialized and Seductive.   V.14

 Our temptations are specialized and seductive because we are enticed by our own appetite and imagination.

 1 Corinthians 10:13

 4.     Temptation Is Responsible For Sin and Separation.   v.15

 Romans 5: 19

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