Week 1 - Always A Way Out
A Way Out - Week 1
12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
What is temptation?
Temptation is anything that _promises gratification___ at the expense of being _obedient to God__.
Truth number 1: It is not a __sin to be tempted________.
5 For we do not have a high priest [Jesus] who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
Hebrews 4: 15
True Number Two: You are never __above temptation_______.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!
1 Corinthians 10:12
Truth Number Three: God is not tempting you, __but shaping you____.
13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.
James 1:13 NLT
Truth Number Four: Every temptation is an __invitation to depend on Christ__.