Keys to overcoming temptations, according to James, are taking responsibility for one's actions, avoiding deception, changing direction, getting help. The four stages of temptation are desire, deception, disobedience and death.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: James 1:13-17, 1 John 1:9, Romans 5:20-21
The truth about temptation is that it's not a sin to be tempted, only to give in. Don't blame God, others or the bait. When tempted run, don't try to resist. And when you do fall prey to temptation, remember that failure isn't final. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: James 1:13-15, Matthew 4:1-11, Genesis 3:4-5, 1 Samuel 15:19-25, 1 John 1:9