by Rick Ferguson


Genesis 39:1-12

How often do you face temptation in a day? Most
of us would have to say that we face tons of
temptation every day of our lives. Sometimes we are
victorious over the temptation and we rejoice in the
victory; at other times we fall to the temptation and
regret the defeat.

Today I want to teach you a very simple word
that will help you overcome temptation. In fact, this
simple little word can spare you much heartache and
defeat, if you will learn to use it rightly. This one
word can pull you out of all the tempter's snares: It
is the word NO!

There is a large anti-drug campaign being
promoted in America today. You've seen it on bumper
stickers, television commercials, bulletin boards and
billboards. The message is short, simple and strong:
The message is JUST SAY NO!

Today we will read the story of an 18-year old
young man who knew how to say no to temptation-. Long
before Nancy Reagan came up with her antidrug slogan,
Joseph knew the best way to conquer temptation was to

TEXT--Genesis 39:1-12

Temptation is ever present and ever appealing.
In fact, it is downright unavoidable. Someone has
rightly stated--

The whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest
Call 1 to duty."

Copyright (c) 1995 by Dr. Rick E Ferguson.
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I want you to know that you'll never get
spiritual enough or become strong enough to not face

Ex. When you trusted Christ as your Savior you were saved
forever from the penalty of sin.

As you grow in the Christian life the Lord is saving you
from the power of sin.

But it will not be until we are in heaven that we are
saved from the presence of sin.

Now let me hasten to say that temptation is not
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