Central church of Christ 

New Smyrna Beach, Fl 

Sunday Bible Study, 9am.    Sunday Worship, 10am & 5 pm.    Wednesday Bible Study, 7pm.

Dealing With Issues: Temptation.

Being tempted is not in itself a sin. Sin arises when believers give in to temptation. Scripture urges believers to resist temptation, and gives them encouragement to face it.


Temptation arising from one's self

Eph 2:1-3; Jas 1:14 See also Mt 5:29-30; Mk 9:43-47; Mt 6:23; Ro 7:18-23.



Temptation from other people

2Pe 2:18 See also Ge 3:6; Pr 5:3-6.



Temptation from Satan

Ge 3:1 See also 1Ch 21:1; Mt 4:1; Mk 1:13; Lk 4:2; Mk 4:15; Lk 8:12; 1Co 7:5; 1Th 3:5.



Temptation from the world

1Jn 2:16 See also Mt 13:22; Mk 4:19; Lk 8:14.



Attractions which lead to temptation:


1) Money 1Ti 6:9-10.


2) Power See also Dt 8:17-18; 2Ch 26:16.


3) Lust Pr 6:25; 7:21.


4) Pride Pr 11:2.



Temptation does not come from God

Jas 1:13 See also Mt 6:13; Lk 11:4.



Encouragement to those facing temptation 

Jas 1:12 See also Heb 2:18; 4:15-16; Jas 1:2-3; 1Jn 4:4.



Overcoming temptation through prayer 

Mt 26:41; Mk 14:38; Lk 22:40.



Encouragements to resist temptation

Gal 6:1; 1Th 5:22 See also Pr 1:10-15; Ro 6:12-14.



Examples of those who did not give in to temptation

Job 1:22 See also Ge 39:7-10; Job 2:10; Jer 35:5-6; Da 1:8.



Jesus Christ resisted temptation

Mt 4:4; Lk 4:4 See also Mt 4:7; Lk 4:12; Mt 4:10; Lk 4:8.