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When struggles and battles come in our lives we often find ourselves swinging at whatever or whoever happens to be closest. We fight our finances, our families, our friends and even our own feelings. And after we've exhausted all our energy we realize we never laid a glove on our real opponent. When we fight spiritual battles with physical strength we get nowhere, like fighting the marionette instead of the puppeteer - we're not fighting the real enemy... 

BAIT HERE

Are you a fisherman or woman? Are you a GOOD fisherman?

Three Foundational Sins From Which All Temptations Come

  1. The lust of the FLESH
  2. The lust of the EYES
  3. The PRIDE of LIFE


Genesis 3:6 - Satan tempted Eve with all three - the tree was "good for food," "pleasant to the eye," and could make her wise (like God). So she took the bait and indulged in sin.


Matthew 4:3-10 - Satan tempted Jesus with all three - but Jesus endured by taking the way out of quoting the Truth of God's Words.


Note:

It is not a sin to enjoy the world around us.

  • God created food to taste good - but gluttony is a sin
  • God created many beautiful things in the world - but lusting over them as possessions is a sin
  • God created us to enjoy and feel satisfaction from working hard - but seeking life's benefits only for ourselves, or not recognizing god as the giver of all good things is a sin.

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 can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out sot hat you can endure it.

God's FAITHFULNESS isn't measured by your FAILURES or your FAME

There are two promises we have from our faith God in this verse.

  1. God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
  2. When you are tempted, God will provide a way out so you can endure it

You NEVER have to give in to TEMPTATION again!

Wherever satan places the BAIT, God prepares a GATE!

Stop making excuses when temptation comes and start enduring it.


You can ENDURE because God is faithful to INTERVENE.

  1. Pick up a shirt in the back today from Wade Grabber and TCG Services
  2. Join us next Sunday for the conclusion of REALITY - as we look forward to the outcome of this spiritual battle, (God wins).
  3. We'll be having baptisms on Sunday Nov 3rd - you can register online below or at the Connection Hub!

We want you to know that you matter to God and us.

If you think you might be ready to make Real Life YOUR church home then Coffee with Corey is your Next Step. It's a casual conversation designed for newcomers to Real Life and you can register right HERE right now. It's Sunday evening, April 28th from 5-6pm

Need more help taking your next step?

1) Stop by the CONNECTION HUB in the back of the big room and a volunteer will help you discover your next step!

2) Fill out the connection card and leave it on your seat when the service is over. We'll pick it up and be in touch!