Overcoming Temptations by Adrian Rogers

Overcoming Temptations
Adrian Rogers

Take your Bibles now and turn, would you please, to Matthew, Chapter 6. Matthew, Chapter 6. We're dealing with prayer. We're in a series of messages entitled "Principles of Prayer." These are coming from that wonderful passage of Scripture, sometimes called The Lord's Prayer, more aptly called "The Disciple's Prayer or The Model Prayer. I suppose many of you know it by heart. Let's look at it again and read the entire prayer, and 4 then we're going to come back to our key verse for this morning which is Verse1l3. Matthew, Chapter 6, Verse 9. Jesus said, "After this manner therefore pray ye: 'Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen."' Prayer is the Christian's greatest privilege. Prayer is the Christian's greatest responsibility and highest duty. Alas it is the Christian's greatest failure. My life is no greater than my prayer life. My victory is no greater than the prayer life and the victory that I have in prayer. How important it is that we say with the disciples, "Lord, teach us to pray." Now, we've already talked about this prayer and the many elements of * d now today we come to a key element where we're dealing today with temptation and how to overcome it; for notice, if we will, in Verse 13. Jesus taught us to pray, "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." I wonder, are you really concerned about overcoming Temptation? I heard of a man who went to see his doctor, and he said, "Doctor, I have been misbehaving some lately, and my conscience has been bothering me. So, I thought I would see if you could help me." The doctor said, "Well, what do you expect me to do, give you something to strengthen your willpowe ...


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