School of Impact

Day 5: Still the Same?

Day 5: Still the Same?


Spend 5 to 15 minutes in prayer about the following:

  • Jesus example in the face of temptation
  • The temptations that are hardest for you to resist
  • The power of the Holy Spirit in your life
  • Ask Him to give you the will to say, “Yes, Lord” at all times


Read John 5

  • What did you learn about yourself?
  • What did you learn about God?
  • What will do differently based upon what you read?


Hopefully by now, you have Ephesians 2:8-9 memorized. Recite it out loud several times before moving on to today’s study.


One of the greatest risks to our confidence in God’s salvation is dealing with constant temptation.  In the same way that every one of us has sinned, so also every one of us faces temptation on a daily basis. The question is never “if” we are tempted, it is “when.”

The problem with temptation is that it carries with it a two-fold danger. First, it is a pathway to false guilt. Experiencing temptation often causes us to doubt that we are actually saved. Second, temptation is the doorway into sin. When we do not deal with temptation effectively, it threatens all the benefits that we receive from salvation.

Self-reflection: What is your plan for handling temptation when it comes?

What do the following verses say about the source of our temptation?

Matthew 15:19

Temptation comes from                                                               

James 1:13-14

Temptation comes from                                                               

John 13:2

Temptation comes from                                                               

1 John 2:15

Temptation comes from                                                               

What are the three primary areas in which we are tempted (1 John 2:16)?

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What truth keeps us from experiencing guilt when we are tempted (Hebrews 4:15)?



What should you do to avoid temptation (Matthew 26:41)?



Read 1 Corinthians 10:13 and answer the following:

  • Who is vulnerable to temptation?


  • What can you depend upon in the midst of temptation?


  • What is the primary method for defeating temptation?


What did Jesus repeatedly do to combat temptation (Matthew 4:1-11)?



Spend about 5 minutes in prayer about the following:

  • Reread and pray over Hebrews 4:15
  • Confess any area of temptation that you have been dealing with recently