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Maintaining Your Spiritual Edge (Part 3)
Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Maintaining Your Spiritual Edge
1. Every temptation is an opportunity to do good, to grow into the character of Jesus Christ. It is as much an opportunity to do the right thing, as to do the wrong thing. (Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life)
2. Temptation in itself is not sin. It’s what we do with the temptation. Jesus was tempted, yet He was without sin.
3. Sin begins in the thought-life, the heart. James 1:13-15; Matthew 15:16-19
4. Satan’s part in temptation is to cause us to doubt the seriousness of sin or to question, misuse and misquote the Word of God. This can clearly be seen in Genesis 3 and Matthew 4.
5. Three areas of temptation we face are: temptation to fulfill a legitimate need in an illegitimate way; temptation to test God rather than believe Him; and temptation to seek success without holiness.