DEV 14PN Spiritual Victory (Sin)

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Session 14: Spiritual Victory (Sin)

In this session, you will discover what the Bible has to say about gaining spiritual victory over sin and temptation.

Heart of a Leader

  1. What are you learning about abiding in Christ? How are you practicing abiding through His Word, prayer, obedience, PCS, relationships and fellowship?
  2. In what areas of your life do you find it challenging to obey God?
  3. What unresolved conflict do you have?
  4. In what areas are you believing God by faith, beyond your own ability?


Celebration of Faithfulness

  • Share what has happened since the last meeting. Ask them to relate it to goals from the last meeting.

Iron on Iron: Sharpening Myself and Others

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.”

  1. What is going well?
  2. What is not going well? What obstacles are you facing?
  3. What are possible solutions from the other group members?
  4. What do you need to do to add the missing characteristics into each group?
  5. Where will you start a new group or church this month?






Discovery Bible Study: Victory over Sin

Section 1: Original Sin

The Process of Sin: Genesis 3:1-24

  • What caught your attention (or What did you like best?) Why?
  • Why did Adam and Eve fall into sin?
  • List the process of the fall



Summary:

  • We don’t know the truth (don’t know God’s Word or are confused about the truth or -believe a lie – truth is mixed with non-truth)
  • We don’t believe (or are unsure about) what God says. Satan tries to raise doubts using deceit and lies (that’s the reason why he is called the deceiver).
  • We give into our natural desires.


Section 2: Temptations

Worldly Desires: 1 John 2:15-17

Temptation: James 1:13-15

  • What caught your attention (or What did you like best?) Why?
  • How can Satan tempt people in each of these ways? Ask participants to share specific examples.

Summary:



Section 3: Gaining the Victory

Jesus had Victory over Temptation: Luke 4:1-13

Truth about Sin: Romans 6:6-11

Our Victory over Temptation: Romans 6:12-14; 1 Peter 5:8-9; James 4:6-10; James 5:16

  • What caught your attention (or What did you like best?) Why?
  • What actions can we take to overcome sin?





Summary: Submit, Resist, Come Near, Victory

One: Submit

  • Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10).
  • Say James 4:6-8 to remind you about the way out of temptation
  • Remember your commitment that the old self is “dead” (Romans 6:11).
  • Offer yourself to God in prayer (Romans 6:13).

Two: Resist

  • Remember you have authority over the powers of darkness in Jesus Christ (Luke 10:17-19; Romans 6:6-7).
  • Stand firm in resisting Satan’s deception and temptations (1 Peter 5:8-9).
  • Say Scriptures that remind you of the truth about that situation (Luke 4:1-11).

Three: Come Near

  • Pray asking for Jesus’ strength to resist the spirit or temptation. Pray continually until you can have victory and give thanks (Philippians 4:6-7).
  • Ask other believers to pray with you (James 5:16).

Fourth: Victory

  • Experience the peace of God (Philippians 4:6-7).
  • Give thanks to God every time you have victory over temptation (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

There is a normal process of falling into sin: See > Desire (increasingly) > Give into sin > Eexperience the consequences of sin (judgment/death). We can practice these four points to help us overcome temptation and sin: Submit, Resist, Come Near, Victory. One of the purposes of the church is to provide a community of believers to help us fight temptation to sin.


Preparing for Mission

Evaluate your life and identify a temptation you struggle with. Make a plan for how you will overcome it.









I will ______________ by __________