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Luke 12: 13-21

Meaning of temptation

Temptation is the strong desire to do something that is wrong. It is the encouragement to do evil and commit sin. Temptations in itself is not sin but when we obey that strong desire to do what is evil then we have sinned. But at all times, God has provided a way out of our temptations.


  • Causes of Temptations (James 1: 12-15)

The causes of temptations are as follows:

  1. Selfishness: we are tempted when we all want all things for ourselves.
  2. Pride: feeling important than others can lead to temptations
  3. Love of money and other material things of the world.
  4. Unemployment: lack of job can lead one into stealing and other corrupt practices
  5. Keeping bad company: when you keep bad friends, you stand the risk of being tempted
  6. Drug abuse: when a person abuses drugs excessively, they lose their mind, self-control and commit crimes.
  • Ways of overcoming temptations (Luke 12: 13-21)

We can overcome temptations through the following ways:

  1. Prayer
  2. Fasting
  3. Turning away from evil and doing good
  4. Having self-control
  5. Being disciplined
  6. Be happy and contented with what you have
  7. Avoid selfishness
  8. Avoiding wrong company



  1. Temptation is not sin itself
  2. It is good to be contented with what you have
  3. It is good to be disciplined
  4. it is important to avoid bad friends



             QUIZ ACTIVITIES

  1. What is temptations?

Answer:  Temptations is the strong desire to do something that is wrong.

  1. List four causes of temptations.
  2. Pride
  3. Selfishness
  • Drug abuse
  1. Keeping bad company
  2. Unemployment
  3. Mention 3 ways of overcoming temptations
  4. Fasting
  5. Turning away from evil and doing good
  • Having self-control
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