Passing The Test by Larry Wynn

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PASSING THE TEST
LUKE 4:1-13
MARCH 1, 1998 A.M.
SERIES: LESSONS FOR LIFE
Larry Wynn
SUBJECT: TEMPTATION

I. INTRODUCTION

A. WHAT ARE THE TEMPTATIONS PEOPLE HAVE
THE GREATEST STRUGGLES WITH TODAY? A
SURVEY OF “DISCIPLESHIP JOURNAL”
READERS REVEALED:

1. MATERIALISM: #1. THIS WAS
FOLLOWED BY PRIDE, SELF
CENTEREDNESS, AND LAZINESS.
ANGER AND BITTERNESS TIED FOR 5TH
PLACE WITH SEXUAL LUST. ENVY,
GLUTTONY, AND LYING ROUNDED
OUT THE LIST.

2. RESPONDENTS ALSO SHARED THEY
FEEL MOST VULNERABLE WHEN:

a. 81% THEY HAVE NOT BEEN
SPENDING MUCH TIME WITH
GOD.

b. 57% WHEN THEY ARE
EXTREMELY TIRED.

3. THE MOST EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES
FOR DEALING WITH RECURRING
TEMPTATIONS WERE:

a. 84% PRAYER.


b. 76% AVOIDING TEMPTING
SITUATIONS.

c. 66% BIBLE STUDY.

d. 52% ACCOUNTABILITY TO
SOMEONE ELSE.

B. AS WE SIT AT THE FEET OF JESUS WE LEARN
VALUABLE LESSONS FOR DEALING WITH
TEMPTATION.

1. WE LEARN FROM HIS EXPERIENCES
WITH TEMPTATION.

2. JESUS WAS GOD COME IN THE FLESH,
BUT HE DEALT WITH THE SAME
THINGS YOU AND I DEAL WITH
TODAY.

3. COULD HE FAIL? IF HE COULD NOT
FAIL THEN IT WOULD NOT BE
TEMPTATION.

C. HIS STORY IS TOLD IN LUKE 4: 1-13.

D. FROM JESUS WE LEARN.

II. THE TRUTH ABOUT TEMPTATION.

A. THERE IS A VAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
TEMPTATION AND SIN.

B. TEMPTATION IS PERMITTED BY GOD. VS. 1.

1. “JESUS WAS LED BY THE SPIRIT.”


2. IT IS A MISCONCEPTION TO THINK
THAT JESUS SHELTERS BELIEVERS
FROM TEMPTATION.

a. HE DOESN’T SHELTER US.

b. HE IS OUR SOURCE FOR
RESISTING.

C. TEMPTATION WILL OFTEN COME WHEN WE
ARE STRONG IN THE LORD. VS. 1

1. “AND JESUS BEING FULL OF THE HOLY
SPIRIT...”

2. THOSE WHO ARE CLOSE TO THE LORD
ARE VULNERABLE AS THOSE WHO
ARE NOT. IN SOME WAYS MORE SO.

D. TEMPTATION WILL OFTEN COME WHEN WE
ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACES. VS. 1.

1. JESUS WAS RETURNING FROM
JORDAN WHERE HE WAS BAPTIZED.

2. YOU CAN BE ...


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