Crossroads Community Church
“OVERCOMING TEMPTATION” | Crossroads | May 28, 2023
Locations & Times
  • 119 N Broad St, Adrian, MI 49221, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
May 28, 2023
The quality of _____________________________ determines the _________________ of ___________________.
When faced with ____________________ (this situation),I have pre-decided to _______________ (take this action).
I am ready. I am generous.
I am consistent. I am faithful.
I am devoted. I am a finisher.

When our ___________ are clear, decisions are _____________.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
(1 Corinthians 16:13) (NIV)
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41) (NIV)
1. The _______________________________ for you.
I wrote to you... 11 so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. (2 Corinthians 2:9, 11) (NLT)
2. You are not as ____________________________________.

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!
(1 Corinthians 10:12) (NIV)

3 Keys to Fighting Temptation
1. Move ______________________.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. (Psalm 16:6) (NIV)
2. Magnify ____________________.

What if the worst-case scenario comes true?

“ will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” (Numbers 32:23) (NIV)
3. Plan ____________________________.
...Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man, 7 and Potiphar’s wife soon began to look at him lustfully. “Come and sleep with me,” she demanded. (Genesis 39:6-7) (NLT)
You use your disappointments to justify your __________________.
...But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.
(Genesis 39:12) (NIV)
...And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13) (NIV)
Why would I resist a temptation in _____________________ if I have the power to ____________________________________?
1. Which part of this message was most impactful for you and why?
2. What is your thought process like when you make plans for the future?
3. Read Matthew 26:41. Discuss a time when God helped you make the
right decision or avoid temptation. What was that experience like?

Start Doing.
This week, pre-decide how you’ll respond to temptation by moving the line, magnifying the cost, and planning your escape.