Saturday, October 22, 2011

Overcoming Temptations During Fasting

WINNERS’ SUNDAY SCHOOL - NYERI        DATE: 16th January 2011
Ages: 1 - 15 Years
Breakthrough Unlimited: 2011

“Breakthrough unlimited” Isaiah 60:1 - 22

TOPIC: Overcoming Temptations During Fasting

TEXT: James 1: 12 -
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

:  Jesus – He was all points tempted as we are but overcome.(Hebrews 4:15 - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.)

Romans 12:21 - Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Objective: Help the children understand that they can overcome all temptations

Three Major Channels of Temptations
  1. Food
    Luke 4:3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
    Jesus Answered

    Luke 4:4
    And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
    Daniel 1:8
    But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

    Esau Sold His Birth Right
    GENESIS 25:27 - 34
    27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
     28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
     29  And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
     30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
     31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
     32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
     33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
    34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

    Esau Cried For blessings of his Birthright
    Genesis 27:34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
  2. Power, Glory and wealth
    Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
    6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
     7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
     8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
3.       Pride of Life
Luke 4:9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
 10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
 11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
 12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

When You Overcome Temptations, The Devil departs from You
Luke 4:13 - And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

BIBLICAL TRUTH: You can overcome temptations – Romans 12:21

CHALLENGE FACTOR: Are you able to resist food and fast and pray for a few hours?

: - I will seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit every Day.


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