Tuesday, 5 July 2016


My teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew – Deut 32:2

Topic:            The Lord’s Prayer
Sub Topic:    Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
Text:              Matt 6:13, 1 Cor 10:13

What is Temptation? Temptation means to entice someone so as to cause to sin. Test means to examine in order to determine quality, valve or character. Trial means to examine so as determine a response. Phil 3:12-15

Case Study 1. Matt 4:1-11                                  Case Study 2: Matt 14:38-41
-         Can God lead us into temptation? God do not tempt us but we are tempted by the devil (Matt 4:1) When we are away from God’s presence and led away by  our desire (James 1:13-14, Job 1:6-12) hence lead us not into temptation is a prayer for continue protection and strength of  God  to defeat and overcome the scheme of the devil
-         How it begins Gen 3:1-6. The Eye and the mind (heart) are the two organs through which the seed of temptation is sown. Wrong focus of the eye (Ps. 25:15) focusing on worthless thing (Ps 119:37) Focusing on man rather than Jesus (Heb 12:2) Mind Empty of God’s word (Jer 31:33, Heb 8:10), Mind set an empty things (Ph 3:19, Col 3:2) Mind not filled totally with love (Matt 22:37), Set on worldly things Matt 6:12-21, Not renewed from 12:2
-         Temptation is not a sin until giving in to it – Mat 4:1-11
-         Areas of temptation – (a) Weak Spot (1Kg 11:3) (b) Strong spot Lk 4:3
-         No immunity for temptation – Act 5:3, I Chron 21:1, Lk 22:28
-         You need to prepare for it – Eph 6:10-12. Matt 14:32 (Peter, James and John did not prepare for it hence they fell into temptation after the arrest of Jesus Christ). Dan 1:8
-         When to prepare for it – 2 Chron 14:7
-         Ways to resist it – Col 3:1-10

Lead us not into temptation focuses on the truth that Christians must be fortify and empower before the time of trials and temptation so as to be able to come out victorious. Our Victories in life is a function of our relationship with God, level of obedience to His word, love for God and total commitment to Him – Rom 8:28-39

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