Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Turn Away Temptation Sermon Outline

Turn Away Temptation Sermon Outline

Ratings: (0)|Views: 461|Likes:
Published by jeremyhoover
To turn away temptation, determine that God is your deepest desire and rely on him through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit and his promises in the bible.
To turn away temptation, determine that God is your deepest desire and rely on him through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit and his promises in the bible.

More info:

Published by: jeremyhoover on Feb 18, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

01/10/2013

pdf

text

original

 
Turn Away Temptation / Luke 4:1-13
To turn away temptation, determine your desire and proceed by power andpromise.
1. Temptation is a test of trust.
Story: Didn't do what my parents wanted. In that moment, my DESIRE wasfor myself.
We're tempted primarily in three ways.
o
Physical needs--so some end up in affairs because they're needs"aren't being met."
o
Power--so some lie at work to get a promotion.
o
Pride--so some concentrate their efforts to build and promotethemselves over others...even in the church.
In each case, the temptation is trust ourselves more than God. We want totrust God, but we struggle to do so.Transition: When we look at the bible, we see examples to help us. Hebrews 5:14reminds us that Jesus was just like us in every way, yet without sin. Jesus was ledinto the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted. He was tempted to be an examplefor us for overcoming temptation. By overcoming temptation, Jesus teaches us thatour deepest desire needs to be for God. He teaches us to determine our deepestdesire.2. Jesus teaches us to determine our deepest desire.
Jesus was led by the Spirit. He FOLLOWED.
Jesus faced temptation in three areas common to us all--physical needs, power, and pride (See 4:3, 5-7, 9-11.)
He determined that his deepest desire was God and each temptation causedJesus to fall back on his trust in, and desire for, God. (See 4:4, 8, 12.)Transition: Once we determine our deepest desire is for God, we'll be better equipped to do battle with temptations. We're better equipped because we knowwhat we want. Jesus teaches us that those who desire God turn away temptation byrelying on the power and presence of the Spirit and the promises of God inscripture.
© 2010 Jeremy Hoover / www.jeremyhoover.com / jeremy@jeremyhoover.com
 
Turn Away Temptation / Luke 4:1-13
3. Jesus teaches us to rely on the power and presence of the Spirit and the promisesof God in scripture.
Jesus turned away temptation by relying on the power of the Spirit(4:1--"full of the Holy Spirit").
Jesus turned away temptation by the presence of the Spirit (4:1--"led by theSpirit").
Jesus turned away temptation by relying on the promises of God in scripture(4:4, 8, 12).Transition: Temptations arise as tests in our life to challenge about who or what wereally trust. We learn from Jesus to determine that God is our deepest desire. Oncewe determine that, temptations will still be tests...but not causes for alarm. Stayingrooted in God's promises in scripture and living by the Spirit, we will turn awaytemptation, glorify God, and grow spiritually.4. To turn away temptation, determine your desire and proceed by power and promise.
Is your deepest really for God, or is it for yourself--for your physical pursuits, power-plays, or pride?
Do you rely on the Spirit to guide and lead you? Or is the Spirit empty inyour life?
Do you trust God's promises in scripture? Do you even know God's promises?
Romans 8:38-39. Is this not enough to cause us to live for God, to desire himabove all else?
Application steps (pick one):
o
Determine to desire God above all else.
o
Practice paying attention to and being led by the Spirit through prayer,experience, and the bible.
o
Learn the promises of God in the bible, believe them, and live in trust.Conclusion: Temptations will always be with us. Jesus promised as much when hesaid, "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome theworld" (John 16:33). We will always face temptations, but remember thattemptations are only tests of our trust--who or what do we trust? Too often we trust
© 2010 Jeremy Hoover / www.jeremyhoover.com / jeremy@jeremyhoover.com

Activity (2)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->