Summary: Free online Bible studies and books help to overcome temptation, evil and sin in your life. This Bible-based information and advice will help you find victory over sin. You can enjoy a clear conscience and freedom from sin (and compulsive sinful thoughts) as you overcome temptation and sin. For individuals and small groups.
Summary: Bible studies and books on temptation, evil, and sin. For individuals and small groups.
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Temptation and Overcoming Sin
Want to overcome temptation and defeat sin in your life? These free printable online Bible studies and books provide practical scriptural tools to give you victory over your areas of weakness. These materials also provide good resources for counselors, pastors, mentors and anyone else who wants to help others overcome temptation and defeat sin in their lives. Check this page—as well as other topics listed below under “More topics”—from time to time, since more studies are added periodically.
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Temptation and Overcoming Sin
Overcome temptation and defeat sin with these free printable online Bible studies and books. For individuals, counselors, pastors, mentors. (Visit this page to read our reprint policy.)
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Bible verses about temptation and overcoming sin
Draw close to God
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (2 Peter 1:3-4)
Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. (Romans 6:19-20)
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:1-3)
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. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. (Galatians 5:16)
Read and meditate on the Bible
I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word. (Psalm 119:16)
I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws. (Psalm 119:30)
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)
Think about positive things
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if any- thing is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)
An upright man gives thought to his ways. (Proverbs 21:29)
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak. (Matthew 26:41)
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert. (1 Thessalonians 5:6)
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise. (Ephesians 5:15)
The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. (Proverbs 16:17)
Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. (Proverbs 25:28)
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24)
Therefore … let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Hebrews 12:1)
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)
Do not give in to peer pressure
I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me. (Psalm 101:3)
Ask forgiveness if you sin
He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Unless otherwise noted, all Bible verses are from the 1984 New International Version.