Cornerstone Community Church
Fighting Temptation to Win
Speaker: Pastor Nate Herrlin www.kutztownchurch.com
Locations & Times
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  • CCC meeting at Bethel Church of the Nazarene
    125 Koffee Ln, Kutztown, PA 19530, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM

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A simple structure for Bible study: C.H.I.P.

CURIOUS - What makes me curious?
HOPEFUL - Where do I find hope?
IMPORTANT - What is important to remember?
PERSONAL - Where does it get personal for me?
The temptation is to satisfy OUR CRAVINGS in a way that DISHONORS GOD.
Cravings become bad when they dishonor God, harm our body, harm someone else, break our word, or violate the law.

Got any unhealthy CRAVINGS?
ROUND 2
Matthew 4:5-7

TESTING GOD
The temptation is to TEST GOD when what God wants is for us to TRUST HIM.
ROUND 3
Matthew 4:8-10

SHORTCUTS
Does the devil really have the authority to make this offer?
The temptation this time is to TAKE THE SHORTCUT and skip the HARD STUFF.
TIPS FOR THE FIGHT:
- Recognize the SOURCE.
- Acknowledge he can only appeal to desires you ALREADY HAVE.
- PROJECT where the temptation will take you.
- RESIST!
TYPES OF TEMPTATIONS:
- Cravings
- Testing God
- Shortcuts
Where do you face your most DANGEROUS temptation?
NEXT STEPS:

- Add to my arsenal for the battle against temptation by choosing 1 or 2 relevant scriptures to memorize.

SCRIPTURES FOR THE FIGHT:
GENERAL TEMPTATION: I Cor10:13, James 4:7-8; Phil 2:13
BOASTING: Matthew 6:1
LUST: Matthew 5:27-28
ANGER: Matthew 5:21-22