by Donald Cantrell

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Tackling Temptation at Corinth (13 of 21)
Series: 1 Corinthians
Donald Cantrell
1 Corinthians 10:13-15

1Co 10:13 KJV - 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.

I - Temptation Acknowledged ''Our Common Experience'' (13a)
II - Temptation Altered ''Our Controlled Environment (13b)
III - Temptation Alleviated ''Our Certain Escape'' (13c)
IV - Temptation Abandoned ''Our Crucial Exit (14 - 15)

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Theme: ''Understanding that being tempted is not a sin within itself''


Paul had just warned everyone about the pitfalls of self confidence and lack of self control. His audience may have been struggling as to how not to follow in the footsteps of the Jews and their notable sins.

Paul is now going to offer them an encouraging word on how to deal with temptation that is going to come their way. In our text today we will discuss the reality of temptation and the reliance that God offers us to overcome it.

The Corinthians may have been struggling with numerous questions pertaining sin, idols, fornication, murmuring, immorality, and an assortment of other personal and social issues, but Paul will offer them some help. He will assure them that victory is available and they can overcome.

Temptation's Danger

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