Temptation is the seductive little voice that twists what you want into what you need. It distorts your thoughts until you’re trapped—and when you’re trapped by temptation, it’s not the time to listen to yourself. Put your trust in someone who knows A Way Out.
Craig will talk about these topics:
Dead to sin, alive in Christ
Always a way out
Flee from temptation
Walk in the Spirit
Pray that you won’t be tempted
Hide His Word in your heart
The power of friends
Talk It Over
Talking about temptation and addiction isn’t easy for anyone. We’ll write a brand new, mobile-friendly discussion guide called Talk It Over based on each week’s message at life.church/talkitover. Each week, you can pick and choose the perfect conversation starters and questions for your group.
A Way Out Bible Plan
Do you feel stuck in an old habit? Maybe you’re hiding shame in a dark corner of your life. God didn’t send Jesus to manage sin and death, He sent Him to destroy it. This two-week Bible Plan will show you A Way Out. Go through it during the week and discuss your realizations when your group is together.
In Galatians 6:1, we are called to restore people who are caught in sin. James 5:16 points out that confessing to each other is how to find healing. Your LifeGroup is a safe place where people can share their shortcomings and find healing. Your honesty will lead your group to open up and get freedom. God is all about setting people free, and He loves to do it through groups of people who care about each other. Pay attention during conversation for the Holy Spirit to nudge you to lead your group in a specific direction. Pick a week to pray daily for each person or couple in your LifeGroup. When you do, expect God to do immeasurably more than you could ever ask or imagine!
You have friends and followers online who need to #findawayout. Share personal posts during this series about how you found a way out. Be sure to tag your posts with #findawayout. If parts of Craig’s talk inspire you, they’ll probably inspire your friends too, so post away! But don’t just invite people; bring them with you! And as always, make social media an extension of your time together for prayer requests, accountability, and for sharing your experience of living out each week’s message.
Series promos, message excerpts, and more are available at the Life.Church YouTube Channel.
When it comes to temptation, God always gives us a way out. We won’t try to manage temptation, but eliminate it by focusing on living by the Spirit.