Byrne's Serms - Temptation

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How can we resist…?:

How can we resist…?

Resisting Temptation:

Resisting Temptation Byrne’s Serms 1.0 (June, 2011) The Great Commission (Matthew 28) 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Agony in the Garden:

Agony in the Garden

Mark 14:

Mark 14 34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” 35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. 36 “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” 37 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour? 38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 Once more he went away and prayed the same thing. 40 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him. 41 Returning the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting?

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION:

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION 1 – Keep Watch – Stay awake and be morally vigilant

Matthew 26:

Matthew 26 41 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

Slide 7:

34 “ My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”

Mark 13:

Mark 13 32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. 35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”

Slow Fade – Casting Crowns:

Slow Fade – Casting Crowns It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid When you give yourself away People never crumble in a day

They Say…:

They Say… It is never too late to do the right thing. That is true. But I will go you one better: I t is never too EARLY to do the right thing.

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION:

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION 1 – Keep Watch – Stay awake and be morally vigilant 1A –

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION:

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION 1 – Keep Watch – Stay awake and be morally vigilant 1A –

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION:

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION 1 – Keep Watch – Stay awake and be morally vigilant 1A – Run away! 2 – Pray to God

David was a handsome fellow:

David was a handsome fellow

Turn Away. Pray!:

Turn Away. Pray!

David::

David: A – Abandoned his purpose and duty by staying home in Jerusalem instead of going to war. B – Focused on his own desires by watching Bathsheba bathe. C – Failed to turn away from temptation by inquiring after Bathsheba. D – Sinned deliberately by sending for and then sleeping with Bathsheba

And then the cover up::

And then the cover up: E – He tried to get to Uriah to sleep with his wife so the pregnancy could be explained away. F – He committed murder by ordering Uriah into a combat situation where he was certain to die. G – He took Bathsheba to be one of his wives after the mourning period ended.

God’s Chosen One…:

God’s Chosen One… A – Abandoned his purpose and duty by staying home in Jerusalem instead of going to war. B – Focused on his own desires by watching Bathsheba bathe. C – Failed to turn away from temptation by inquiring after Bathsheba. D – Sinned deliberately by sending for and then sleeping with Bathsheba. E – He tried to get to Uriah to sleep with his wife so the pregnancy could be explained away. F – He committed murder by ordering Uriah into a combat situation where he was certain to die. G – He took Bathsheba to be one of his wives after the mourning period ended.

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION:

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION 1 – Keep Watch – Stay awake and be morally vigilant 1A – Run away! 2 – Pray to God 2A – Read your Bible

Slide 28:

God hears you when you pray You hear God when you read his Bible

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION:

4 WAYS TO RESIST TEMPTATION 1 – Keep Watch – Stay awake and be morally vigilant 1A – Run away! 2 – Pray to God 2A – Read your Bible 3 – Seek the support of friends and loved ones

Mark 13:

Mark 13 37 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour? 38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 40 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him. 41 Returning the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting?

Slide 40:

1 – Keep Watch – Stay awake and be morally vigilant 1A – Run away! 2 – Pray to God 2A – Read your Bible 3 – Seek the support of friends and loved ones 4 – Focus on the purpose God has given us

No, not those angels:

No, not those angels

Seriously????:

Seriously????

Not those, either:

Not those, either

Slide 47:

Resist the devil – Keep watch in the power of the Spirit – Pray to God through the guidance of the Word – Read your Bible To accomplish the will of God – Focus on God’s purpose

1 Corinthians 10:

1 Corinthians 10 13 “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 an bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you an endure it.

Slide 49:

1 – Keep Watch – Stay awake and be morally vigilant 1A – Run away! 2 – Pray to God 2A – Read your Bible 3 – Seek the support of friends and loved ones 4 – Focus on the purpose God has given us

The Lord’s Prayer:

The Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, now and forever. Amen.

Further Reading:

Further Reading Psalm 51 – David begs God to forgive him for the sins he committed regarding Bathsheba and Uriah. Do we beg God for forgiveness enough? Do we carry the guilt on our shoulders instead of giving it over to Him? If David, whom God called a man after his own heart, can repent and beg God’s forgiveness, shouldn’t we? Also see Psalm 32 . Psalm 32 - This is a Psalm of thanksgiving, conveying David’s joy at receiving God’s forgiveness over his transgressions regarding Bathsheba and Uriah. We often forget to thank god, only turning to him in times of need. Also see Psalm 51 . James 1: 12-18 – Temptation is a result of our desires, not something caused by God. God wants only good for us and rewards those who resist temptation. The illusory benefit of giving in to temptation is short term. The true reward of resisting temptation is eternal . Matthew 4: 1-11 – Satan tempts Jesus in the wilderness. Along with Eve in the Garden, it is the most famous temptation story in history. This one has a happier ending! Jesus uses the sword of the Spirit to defeat the devil and send him packing . 2 Samuel 7 – God makes a covenant with David through Nathan. David is promised more blessings than one heart should be able to stand in this chapter. It makes it even more painful to watch David’s transgressions and the misfortunes that befall him soon thereafter . Ephesians 6 – The Armor of God chapter. Paul’s imagery ascended to rarified heights in verses 10 to 18 . Proverbs 3 – Jimmy Buffett asked in song, What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about? Nope. This Proverb talks about trusting in the Lord. THAT is what it is all about.

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