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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 2/1/2015

Sunday’s message was called Beating Temptation, taken from Matthew 4:1-11. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. The reality of temptation (Matthew 4:1)
   A. Know your enemy
      1) The devil is real (1 Peter 5:8)
      2) The battle is spiritual (Ephesians 6:12)

   B. Know your God
      1) God is faithful (1 Corinthians 10:13)
      2) God is good (James 1:13)

   C. Know yourself
      1) Your desires are evil (James 1:14-15)
      2) Your flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41)

II. The nature of temptation (Matthew 4:2-10)
      – see also Genesis 3:1-6

   A. Satan tempts you through your physical desires (2-4)
      – Deut. 8:3

   B. Satan tempts you by twisting God’s word (5-7)
      – Deut. 6:16; Psalm 91:11-12; Numbers 17:1-7

   C. Satan tempts you with the things of this world (8-10)
      – Deut. 6:13; 1 John 2:15-17

III. Victory over temptation (Matthew 4:11)
   A. The power of God’s Word (Psalm 119:9,11; Eph 6:17)
   B. The authority of Jesus (Matt 28:18; Eph 6:10; James 4:7)
   C. The mercy of Jesus (Hebrews 2:18, 4:15-16)

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