Temptation

Pop quiz (Multiple choice)

Temptations: 

1.  Sinful things that can catch you off guard at any given moment

2. An American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s

3. Good/even great things that you have a tough time not over-indulging (such as chocolate, work, money, etc.)

4. All of the above

From the very beginning of human history, we’ve been tempted.

I’m pretty sure this reality isn’t going to suddenly stop.

So here we live on fallen planet earth as fallen humans who gave in to temptation. We’ve sinned. We’ve all done it.

Does that mean we should stop fighting temptation? Does that me we remain a slave to sin?

To answer in short: NO!

So God’s word gives us great wisdom on combating temptations and how to stand firm. God truly wants us to have the best life we possibly can. The image of Christ in your life is best. So this week, as we close out “Our Story,” we’re focusing on how 1 Peter closes out.

We’ll look at a game plan for standing firm, strong, and overcoming temptations. Here’s something else I know: you know someone who desperately needs to hear this message. Invite them. Don’t give in to the temptation of fear and not ask them, but rather purpose to do it and execute.

Our annual meeting will happen this Sunday at 1:30 in the auditorium. We’ll give the big picture in all three services in the morning. God is working in phenomenal ways at Forum. You’ll be encouraged and inspired by what we have to share.

Looking forward to a great Sunday!