Take Back Your Mind: When Temptation Comes

The Rock Church of Fenton, Lake Fenton, Linden, and Byron, Michigan exists to preach the Word of God, Baptize, and Disciple WHEN TEMPTATION COMES

Discussion

Review:

This week, what did you find made your struggle against temptation more difficult? For instance- If you struggle with anger, but listening to music that fuels that anger.

Questions:

1) In what ways have you lived thoughtlessly like Ephesians 5 says – not considering how you might be tempted as a result of your choices? 

  • The friends you hang out with
  • The movies you watch
  • Music you listen to
  • Where you go

2) How will you change your choices to live in wisdom in these areas? 

3) The battle with sin often begins in our minds. 

  • What does this battle look like? 
  • How does it progress?

4) 2 Corinthian’s tells us to take every thought captive in order to wage war against sin. 

  • How do you know which thoughts to take captive? 
  • What does taking our thoughts captive actually look like?

5) The Bible says that we’ve been given Authority over the enemy’s power. 

  • How do we use that authority to fight against satan? Scripture & Prayer

6) What does your prayer life and your Bible reading look like? How does it need to improve so that you are ready to battle against temptation?

Challenge:

Don’t let the temptation to sin just linger in your life. 

  • Ask God to how do you identify the areas you’re being tempted.
  • Begin taking your thoughts captive
  • Spend time in prayer and meditating on the word. Find a verse to reference that will help when the struggle begins