Stand firm with God against temptation

These are notes from Mateen Elass’ sermon on 13 Nov 2011.

“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.” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV)

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1 know we are in a fight
2 3 4 pray for strength
5 flee temptation
6 Trust God’s promise and act accordingly
7 Giving into temptation = sin which always has bad consequences
8 Picture Jesus suffering on the cross as you contemplate a sin (that your sin will add to his suffering)
9 Confess your habitual temptations to another Christian you trust (and overcome the dark power of secrecy)
10 Picture the kind of person Christ is calling you to become

2 book references in this sermon:

The Man from Ida Grove: A Senator’s Personal Story

Forever: Why You Can’t Live Without It

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