“Lead Us Not Into Temptation”

The Lord’s Prayer: “Lead Us Not into Temptation, But Deliver Us from Evil”
(Matthew 6:13)

1. There are tests/trials meant to strengthen our faith and turn our hearts to God and trust Him. (James 1:2-4; 1 Peter 1:6-8; Romans 5:3-5)

2. There are temptations from within and without that purpose to destroy us and weaken our faith. (James 1:13-17; Jeremiah 17:9)

Lead us not into temptation:
1. Be aware that there is an enemy. (Ephesians 6:12; John 8:44)

2. Recognize our own potential for sin. (1 Corinthians 10:12; Jeremiah 17:9)

3. Know that we are powerless to resist in our own strength. (Matthew 26:41; Philippians 4:13)

4. Acknowledge our certain victory if we fight in the power of God’s strength. (1 Corinthians 10:13; Ephesians 6:10-11)

Deliver us from evil:
1. Flee Evil! (2 Timothy 2:22)

2. Allow God to transform your mind. (Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 10:5)

3. Abide in the Word and rely on the Word of God. (Psalm 119:9-11)

4. Submit to God so we can resist evil. (James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:6-9)

5. Recognize His presence as our greatest blessing. (Psalm 84:10)

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