We wrapped up the Lord’s Prayer this evening with the final petitions (6th: “Lead us not into temptation” and 7th: “Deliver us from evil”) for the Lord’s Prayer.  Here’s the summary of what we talked about:

  • Lead us not into temptation
    • James 1:13-14 |  God does not tempt us.  Temptation comes from within us, from our own evil desires, and from the devil, but never from God.
    • 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 |   God allows us to be tempted, but also provides the way out for us.  The temptation is not the sin.
    • 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 |   It feels like we are being assaulted from all sides, but even in the midst of it, God is with us.
    • James 1:2-3 |  The process of being tempted makes our faith stronger.
  • Deliver us from evil
    • Proverbs 18:10 |  God is our protector.  His name is a strong tower for us.
    • 2 Thessalonians 3:3 |  God is faithful to protect us from the devil.
    • John 17:14-15 |  We will be attacked in this world by evil.  Jesus prayed not that we would be removed from it, but that the Father would protect us through it.

Here’s the audio from Lord’s Prayer 4:

[Audio http://www.firsttrinity.com/cornerstone/audio/LP04%20-%20Audio.mp3]