RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL-LESSON SEVENTEEN Sunday, 28th December 2014
TEMPTATION – PART ONE
MEMORY VERSE: “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it”. 1Corinthians 10:13
BIBLE PASSAGE: James 1:12-16
INTRODUCTION: Temptation implies to present inducements to sin. God does not tempt man- James 1:13. Satan is the great tempter- Matthew 4:3, seeking effectually to destroy men’s souls -1Chronicles 21:1. Men are also led into sin by their own lust and evil inclinations and by other men-James 1:14-15.
1. GOD’S FATHERLY ROLE
2. WHY DOES GOD ALLOW TEMPTATION?
GOD’S FATHERLY ROLE
God, being holy and desirous of men’s holiness, does not tempt them -James 1:2-3. God never allows us to be tempted beyond our ability to endure and triumph victoriously. He also makes a way of escape -1Corinthians 10:13 and stands ready to support His people under any possible temptation – Hebrews 2:18. Christ, our Helper, is familiarwith temptation – Hebrews4:15, Matthew 4:1·4. God has put certain restrictions upon Satan’s efforts and has limited his power in that he must request permission of God to come against us. Job 1:12.
WHY DOES GOD ALLOW TEMPTATION?
The primary purpose of temptation, if overcome, is to “perfect” us, or to make us complete, Job 23:10. God tries us to prove, exercise, and establish our grace, James 1:1-4. We have the choice of what to do with each temptation: either to overcome it by God’s grace or to yield to it in sin. The reward for victory over temptation will be the crown of life – James 1:12. The result of defeat under temptation is death – EzekieI 18:4, James1:15.
It is hard to gain promotion without examination; hence, temptation is a test you must pass for divine elevation.
I. What is temptation?
2. Why does God allow temptation?
Blessed week with the Holy Spirit
MONDAY: Matthew 6:13 – Pray that God will rescue you from various temptations.
TUESDAY: Matthew 26:41 – Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation.
WEDNESDAY: Luke 8:13 – Wait on God for strength not to fall away in time of temptation.
THURSDAY: 1 Cor. 10:13 – Pray for a way of escape from every temptation.
FRIDAY: Revelations 3:10 – The word of patience from God will keep you in the hour of temptation.
SATURDAY: James 1:12 – Blessed is the man that endures temptation.
SUNDAY: 1Timothy 6:9 – Lust leads into temptation, watch out.
Thanks to Daily Devotion of the RCCG for this Post.
God bless you more.