Friday, April 30, 2010

Resisting Temptation: (Luke 4)

What unhealthy food is most tempting for you? How hard to work to avoid that temptation? How successful are you?

Think about other people who are at the same stage of life as you. What common temptations do you think are strongest for these people? Why?

Read Luke 4:1-13.

Which of these three temptations do you have questions about? Have the group discuss these questions.

Which of Satan's temptations to Jesus would have been most difficult for you to resist? Why?

Look at the Scripture passages Jesus used to fight temptations (listed below). List some present-day situations when these same Scriptures might apply:
  • "Man does not live on bread alone."
  • "Worship the Lord your God and serve him only."
  • "Do not put the Lord your God to the test."
Think about the common temptations you talked about at the beginning. What Scripture passages can you think of that might help you fight against these temptations.

Read 1 Corinthians 10:12-13. How are these verses a warning to you? How are these verses an encouragement to you?

What are some steps any person could take in order to better resist temptation? How can people prepare themselves for temptation before it ever comes?

What can this group do for you?

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