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“And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan;” Mark 1:13   We’ve all given in to temptation at some point. Sometimes we even concede failure the moment it becomes intense. But only those who resist temptation know how strong it actually is. Jesus understands more about[...]

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“And immediately the Spirit brought Him out into the wilderness.” Mark 1:12   We sometimes think, “If only God would change the situation I’m in, then I could really live for Him.” But changing our circumstances wouldn’t remove all temptation because our own sinful desires would go with us. Adam[...]

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Key Passage: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” Romans 8:1-2 Far too many believers live in the bondage of guilt, allowing their feelings to control[...]

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Key Verse: “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness, but one who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15 The temptation to sin is inevitable. No one is exempt, including Jesus. His victory over temptation means[...]

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Key Verse: “Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins; let them not rule over me; then I will beblameless, and I shall be acquitted of great transgression.” Psalm 19:13 As we’ve been talking about temptation, we’ve seen how Satan uses deception as a tool to tempt believers. One of the most effective ways he[...]

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Key Verse: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 What’s the difference between being tempted to sin and having our faith tested? It’s an important distinction to make. John 10:10 shows us the key to[...]

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Key Verse: “But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3 Deception is the act of leading someone to believe something that is not true. It’s presenting a lie in such[...]

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