October 4, 2020 Drive-In Service with Pastor Carl McCray
Special Music: Solo by Lawson Whitt
Message: Truth About Temptation
Passage: Luke 4:1-13
We all struggle with temptation every day of our lives. It seems like once we beat one temptation, another will come along. Many believe that temptation is a sin. How wrong! Temptation is not a sin. Temptation becomes sin when we act on that opportunity. Even Jesus was tempted, and Jesus understands temptation.
- The devil tempts when we’ve gone without and tempts with the idea of a shortcut. (Luke 4:3-4)
- The devil tempts with the idea of compromise. (Luke 4:5-7)
- The devil tempts with the idea of entitlement. (Luke 4:9-11)
We all can learn from the way Jesus responded to temptation. The devil will attack when you are weak. Be prepared! Prepare your mind in advance before the temptation strikes. Spend time in the Word and in prayer every day. Jesus was prepared ahead of time, and He.conquered temptation.
I’ll leave you with some encouraging scripture. 1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
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