Overcoming Temptation Charting The Bible Basics
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Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
May 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
I Corinthians 10:12-13
Overcoming Temptation Charting The Bible Basics

Overcoming Temptation

Charting The Bible Basics

Text: I Corinthians 10:12-13

Introduction: Man deals temptation in one of three ways.

A.) He gives into it. B.) He fights it. C.) The right way

I. The Subjects Of Temptation

A.) Who is Tempted?  All are Tempted!

I Corinthians 10:12-13, Proverbs 16:18

To Be Tempted Is Not A Sin! Jesus was tempted without sin. Hebrews 4:15   

If there was no temptation, there would be no victory.  James 1:2

II. The Source Of Temptation 

I Corinthians 10:13

All temptation is common 

A.) The World - The External Foe I John 2:15,

Romans 12:2, James 4:4   Example: I Peter 3:1-4

B.) The Flesh  -  The Internal Foe  Romans 12:1

Your body is not sinful it is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Galatians 5:17  

C.) The Devil - The Infernal Foe  Ephesians 6:12

III. The Seat Of Temptation

A.) You are created Body – Soul – Spirit. 

I Thessalonians 5:23-24

  1. Body With our body we have physical life and know the physical world beneath us.

  2. Soul With our souls we have physiological life, and know the world within you and 

the world around you.  The word soul in Greek is PSUCHE or PSYCHIATRIC. 

he soul is the real you, the ego, 

the man that lives within the house – your will, your sense of humor, your likes and your dislikes.  

3. Spirit With our spirit we have a spiritual life and know the world above us.     

John 4:24, Romans 8:16

B.) When are these right?  

When our Body is right.  We are Healthy. When our Soul is right we are Happy. When our Spirit is right we are Holy.

C.) The World, the Flesh and the Devil match up to the Body, 

Soul and Spirit. 

1. The World wars against the Soul.  

Example:  Lot and Abraham (Lot put his ego first)

2. The Flesh wars against the Body.  

Example: David and Bathsheba    II Samuel 11:1-27 

3. The Devil wars against the Spirit.  

Example: Peter in Luke 22:31-32

D.) What about I John 2:15-16? 

They line up with: The World – Lust of the Eyes, The Flesh – Lust of the Flesh, The Devil - Pride of Life

E.) Examples of being tempted by all three at one time.

1. Adam and Eve Genesis 3:6

“good for food” – Lust of the Flesh – The Flesh

“pleasant to the eyes” – Lust of Eyes – The World

“desired to make one wise” – Pride of Life – The Devil

2. Jesus Christ   Matthew 4:1-11

  FLESH “command that these stones be made bread”(4:3-4)

DEVIL  “cast thyself down” (4:5-6)  

WORLD  “all theses things will I give thee” (4:8-10)

IV. The Seasons of Temptation

 A.) The Young   B.) The Middle Aged   C. The Old

V. The Subduing of Temptation

Learning God’s way of Escape. I Corinthians 10:12-13 

“. . . But will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 

There are three key words I want to give you.

 A. ) The World – The External foe, the key word is FAITH.  

I John 5:4-5, I John 2:15

  B.) The Flesh -  The Internal foe, the key word is FLIGHT. 

I Timothy 2:22, I Corinthians 6:18

  The way to escape is the Kings Way...two legs and a hard  run. Just get out of there! 

Example: Joseph and Potipher’s wife. 

Proverbs 6:27-28,Romans 13:14

C.) The Devil – The Infernal foe, the key word is Fight.  

James 4:7, Ephesians 6:12

The Three C’s of Victory  Revelation 12:11

     1. Calvary  “And the overcame him by the blood of the lamb”

     2. Confession and by the word of their testimony (their mouth) …”

      3. Commitment “ . . . and they loved not their lives unto death.”

    Satan rules a doomed domain and sails a sinking ship. 


Why follow a loser?

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