The Spiral of Sin and Temptation part one
You can live in freedom. — Thoughts that go unchecked long enough in our minds cause us to stumble and sin against God. It’s the enemy’s plan to let these thoughts fester and grow. However, we must remember that the work of Jesus is FINISHED. Not only has Jesus established a beachhead for us to launch into #Victory—he has provided us with blueprints of the enemy’s plans. In the power of the Holy Spirit and the knowledge of how the enemy operates, we defend our thoughts and break the cycle of sin and temptation! Join us next week as we dive into practical steps to defend ourselves against the enemy. To beat the enemy’s plan, it helps to know his thoughts. Look at the seven steps below that lead to the spiral of sin and temptation so that you can fight the enemy. 1. A temptation from the enemy enters our minds. 2. We act on that temptation and we sin. 3. There is usually momentary pleasure. 4. We discover sin’s hook. 5. We are met by feelings of frustration guilt and shame. 6. The enemy shifts to a new tactic - condemnation. 7. We find ourselves vulnerable, weak, isolated, empty and longing.
The Spiral of Sin and Temptation – part 2
Do we have to sin? What a question. Here's another one: are we sinners trying to act like saints, or is it possible that we are saints who have the ability to choose sin? — God. Is. Faithful. Three words that change everything reminding us that sin is not the end of our story. God has provided a way out so we can endure and escape the temptation to chose anything other than Him. So, do we have to sin? No. Do we need the grace of God? Yes. Do we need the mercy of God? Yes. Do we need the forgiveness of God? Yes. But do we have to sin? No.
Seven Supernatural Thoughts
When you are fighting the battle of your mind, how do you take captive your thoughts? What do you say to yourself each morning, and how do you go about your day? In this message from Pastor Louie Giglio, we learn about seven supernatural thoughts that lead us to win the battle of our minds.