TEMPTED & WITHOUT SIN
Sometimes its hard to relate with Jesus because he is God. We know Jesus came to Earth to die on the cross for our sins, but can a man that brave even bother to be tempted by the sins that trip us up on a daily basis? What kind of temptations did Jesus face? How did he deal with them? Most importantly, how do these things give us hope and encouragement when we face temptations ourselves?
Do you ever feel like you face temptations Jesus never had to deal with? If so, which ones?
What temptations do you think Jesus went through that we never will?
How does it make you feel that Jesus was “tempted in every way” and yet did not sin?
How do you struggle with “Lust of the Flesh-TO FEEL”?
How do you struggle with “Lust of the Eyes-TO HAVE”?
How do you struggle with “Pride of Life-TO BE”?
Of these temptations you struggle with, what does the Bible say about them? How does it instruct you to deal with them?
This week, as you read the Bible, do some research to find scriptures that you can recite when you are tempted to sin. Find ones that specifically relate to your personal struggles, as you categorize your struggles according to 1st John 2:16 (Lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes & pride of life).