October 4, 2020

Pastors Bill Stevenson and Justin Mosher


 A Faith That Works When Life Doesn’t – Part 3


“Never blame God when you are tempted because God can’t be tempted by evil, and he never tempts anyone to do the wrong thing. We are tempted by our own desires inside us. That’s what drags us in the wrong direction and traps us. Our wrong desires lead us to wrong actions, and those sinful actions eventually ends in death. So, friends, don’t be deceived by every desire you feel.”

James 1:13-16 (CEV)



“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” 1 John 5:4-5 (NIV)




  1. KNOW MY DEFAULT ___________________STRATEGY

“We should remove from our lives anything that gets in the way (of our spiritual growth) especially those persistent sins that so easily distract us...” Hebrews 12:1


  1. KNOW MY EMOTIONAL _____________________ (What Makes Me Vulnerable)


“Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.”  Proverbs 4:23


  1. LEARN ______________________

“The wise man looks ahead. A fool tries to fool himself and won’t face facts.”  Proverbs 14:8 (LB) 


  1. PLAN _______________________ THOSE SITUATIONS!       

“Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path.
Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.”

Proverbs 4:26-27 (NLT)


  1. ASK ________________________________

Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”  Psalm 50:15 (NLT)


  1. REFOCUS MY ATTENTION ON ______________________

 “Don’t let evil conquer you but conquer evil by doing good.”

       Romans 12:21 (NLT)


“We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.”  2 Corinthians 10:5 (NLT)


  1. JOIN A SMALL GROUP FOR ____________________

“Let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another.”  Hebrews 10:25 (NLT) 


  1. ENLIST __________________ TO SHARE MY STRUGGLE

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.  If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” 

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT)


Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 (NLT)


  1. REMEMBER _______________________________!

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. 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)


God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 (NLT)



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