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Saints & Struggles: May 2

This week is based on the “Struggle of Temptation” sermon from the Saints & Struggles series. We are focusing on how God helps us in the midst of struggles. Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you…

And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.
James 1:13-15 (NLT)

When it comes to temptation, there is always more at stake than we think. Sometimes it's our future. Sometimes it’s our legacy. In all cases, we have to pay attention to the cost. How do you tend to minimize the stakes when it comes to temptation? How does it help to keep the consequences in mind when you are faced with temptation?