It's hard to believe, but we're almost through our time in First Steps. Let's finish strong.
Next Step 11:
In this life everyone faces temptations. This was true for Jesus and true for Christians as well. It's important to realize that it is not a sin to be tempted. Sin occurs when we act on temptation.
The first key to overcoming temptation is to know yourself. Know the types of things that tempt you and then avoid them. But in those times where that's not the case, know that God will NEVER let you be tempted past what you can handle and will even give you a way out so you don't have to fall.
For your next step, begin to develop a routine.
When you are tempted, instead of trying to white-knuckle it, do two things:
1. Get out of the situation that tempts you whenever you can.
2. Pray and ask God to help you when tempted.
Next Step 12:
Pray two things:
1. Ask God to give you the boldness to share what He's done in your life.
2. Ask Him to highlight to you or bring to mind people that He wants you to talk with.
Next Step 13:
Read Romans 12:3-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 to see about spiritual gifts listed in the Bible.
Ask God to bring out what gifts He's placed in you, and ask Him to show you opportunities to use them to serve other people.
Pray about using your gifts by plugging in and serving at our church.
To arrange a "first look" to test out and see if an area of ministry fits with your gift set email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Step 14:
Pray and ask God to show you how you can love Him and love others better.
Then ask the Holy Spirit to show you if there is anyone that you're not being loving toward?
Is there anyone you need to forgive? Is there anyone that you can show grace to or help?
Next Step 15:
Don't do life alone. Begin to experience biblical community.
To join a community group email email@example.com