Temptation: Live In Freedom! - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole


Bible Verses: Galatians 5:13

โ€œYou, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love."

Reflect and Respond:

How might you use your freedom to serve someone in love today? Make that your focus and pray for God's strong hand in helping you overcome any temptation that comes your way.


Father, I ask for Your strength, Your wisdom and Your guidance in overcoming temptation today. Help me understand true freedom and let me live in that freedom by serving and blessing others in Your name. Amen.

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Mcgowanjohn123, we see you! You are a new creation in Christ. Your sins are forgiven and Christโ€™s work on the cross covers you. Keep fighting the good fight. Find accountability in your realm. You are not alone! Praying for you!
Our silence as a church lets this issue grow deep in so many! Thank you for sharing!
So true! Thank you for that reminder.
God show me this true freedom..
This should be my prayer, that I should be on the path of righteousness of God.
Lord, thank You for the freedom I have in You. Empower me to use it to be a blessing to others.
I'm still struggling with pornography. I tell myself that it is wrong and I won't do it again. But then the devil takes over me and I see a picture or something and then I loose myself. I know I'm going against God, and it makes me feel that I'll never make it into his kingdom if I continue. But the devil it's sing in me on that aspect.
I think we, as a nation, have forgotten how to 'Love one another.' I think we need to do that.
I had my bout with pornography until I was caught a few years back. From that moment on I've been able to refrain from it totally. Back in the 60's I was never given the birds and the bees talk from my parents, and on to top it off you had Dr Ruth telling people it was natural to explore your sexuality on TV. And I don't recollect our Paster back then ever preaching on the subject. It was almost like it was taboo to talk about those things when I was a kid.
I hear you Carnie that we must be free in Jesus Christ. That statement is true . But the question. How to be free with Gods Help in practical ways? General principle for overcoming tempatations.
Thank you for sharing that is so true I have a problem when I see or feel that somebody else is doing that did they could do something useful rather than spending their time on something that is not useful be quiet is a huge problem for me
I don't have a problem with pornography, but sometimes I spend to much time time watching TV when I should be cleaning.
I thank God so much because I battle with my flesh every day! So that prayer will help me over come it, for I am not my flesh Iโ€™m a child of god and trust that my father will free me from the shackles.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™