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Our Spiritual Warfare (Part 4)

July 2, 2017 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: The Church: Her Authority & Mission

Topic: Our Spiritual Warfare (Part 4) Passage: James 1:1–1:27, 1 Corinthians 10:6–10:14, Matthew 15:10–15:20, 1 John 1:9

Going Deeper Questions:

1. a)Why does James encourage us to view our time in the valley of temptation as a period of "Joy"?

b)  Do you find yourself anxious to get out of a trial rather than endure to hear God's voice and learn His lesson through it?

c) Why is it so hard to be patient on God's timing during trials?

d) Yet- as Pastor Damian noted - why are the times spent with God in His word more intimate during times of trial rather than times of peace and calmness?

2. a) What is the difference between God testing and sin tempting?

b) How is God not to blame if in the testing or trial we give in to temptation? 

c) What is the source of our temptation?

d) Do you feel you understand this better in light of our series on Spiritual Warfare?

e) Why is a temptation the easy way out of a trial?

3. a) Can the Gospel be seen through your life as well as be heard?

b) How does giving into temptation regularly cause us to be angry with ourselves and God?

c) How does it affect your job, relationships (marriage) and parenting/influence?

d) What changes if we are a doer of god's Word amidst times of testing/trial?

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