February 12, 2023 AM
(#9 in series)
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Undivided: Winning the Battle with Temptation
Temptation is anything that influences you to __ God. Temptation is an opportunity to accomplish a __ thing in a __ way.
The word for “trials” has the basic meaning of trying, testing, proving, or temptation. It can have positive, negative, or neutral connotations (depending on the context).
In verses 1-12, James speaks of __ on the outside.
In verses 13-27, James speaks of __ on the inside.
James describes the process of sin in four stages:
Stage 1: __ (v. 14)
Stage 2: __ (vv. 14, 16)
Stage 3: __ (v. 15)
Stage 4: __ (v. 15)
James provides steps for resisting temptation:
Step 1: Do not be deceived. Think with the __ in mind.
Step 2: Do not be deceived. If it’s good and perfect, God will __ it.
Step 3: Do not be deceived. Good is always good, regardless of __.
Step 4: Do not be deceived. The __ are born from above and have His nature.