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Mar 2013 Issue

  • Anatomy of Temptation (And How to Fight Against Sin)
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Many of us devote considerable time and effort to something we call our “brand.” We talk about our lives on blogs, post status updates on Facebook, display photos on Pinterest, develop our professional profiles on LinkedIn, and express opinions on various Internet forums. Even the way we view maps is no longer about geography, but rather about the red dot—our location on Google Maps. We become the center of the world.

This runs contrary to what the Bible says about the way we should view ourselves. Our “brand” has no eternal value in the kingdom of God. If we are in Christ, we “are being transformed into his likeness” (2 Cor. 3:18). The Bible tells us to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh” (Rom. 13:14). And that’s the key to fleeing temptation and overcoming sin—the theme of our study. This month in Today in the Word we’ll look at the strategy and lure of temptation, the consequence of sin, and the grace of God. We’ll see that in and through Christ, it’s possible to attain our true goal—holiness.

Thank you for your commitment to God’s Word. We pray this month’s study encourages and helps you in your walk with Christ.


Executive Editor: Paul Currie; Managing Editor: Heather Moffitt; Associate Editor: Elena Mafter; Contributing Editors: John Koessler, Kim Pickett; Writer: Jen Pollock Michel

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