Sermon Notes November 21, 2021-1

Improving Your Batting Average
“ Viral Verses” 

Matthew 6:13, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

See Matthew 6:5-13

Jesus knows… 

1. A life without prayer cannot be ____________________  ______________ for very long. 

2. Religious groups and sects are often marked by                    ____________________________________________. 

3. His model prayer was never meant to be a __________. 

4. In His model prayer it was the __________________that mattered and having their meaning __________________. 

So What Does Jesus Know About Temptation? 

5. God does NOT __________________________ anyone.   

James 1:13-15, ”When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone;  but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” 

6. God does promise that we will not be tempted beyond    what ______________________. 

1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 

7. If we won’t be tempted beyond what we can bear, what is there to pray about? We should pray that we’ll take the way out ____________________________________________.

“If Satan were to blow you out of the water, how do you think he would do it?”

About Our Enemy… 

8. Satan is a …     

      a.  ______________________. See   John 8:44     


      b.  ______________________. See  John 8:44 

      c.  ______________________. See  John 12:31-33 

So, What Do I Do About This?