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  1. Joseph ...but God was with him (Acts 7:9) Fighting Temptation (Genesis 39)

  2. Joseph Fighting Temptation (Genesis 39) ...but God was with him (Acts 7:9) • The Immensity of his devotion • Dealt a tough hand – how would you react? • No bitterness or self-pity • Submits to authority & gets on with it

  3. Joseph Fighting Temptation (Genesis 39) ...but God was with him (Acts 7:9) • The Intensity of his temptation • Normal human sexuality • She’s presumably very unhappy • Joseph is lonely • Plenty of opportunity • She wants him so much • Sexual temptation is strong • It’s repeated again and again • How can I refuse? • Why shouldn’t I? • It becomes physical

  4. Joseph Fighting Temptation (Genesis 39) ...but God was with him (Acts 7:9) The Intensity of his temptation 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

  5. Joseph Fighting Temptation (Genesis 39) ...but God was with him (Acts 7:9) • The Integrity of his actions • Motivation • Duty to his mater • Duty to God • Practically • Immediate, automatic refusal to sin • Stays away from the source of temptation • 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

  6. Joseph Fighting Temptation (Genesis 39) ...but God was with him (Acts 7:9) • The Integrity of his actions • Motivation • Duty to his mater • Duty to God • Practically • Immediate, automatic refusal to sin • Stays away from the source of temptation • Labels sin as sin

  7. Joseph Fighting Temptation (Genesis 39) ...but God was with him (Acts 7:9) The Intensity of his temptation The Immensity of his devotion The Integrity of his actions Hebrews 4:15-16 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathisewith our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.