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Conclusion: He is victorious as a human being in reliance on the normal means of gracethat are afforded to all human beings. When he is faced with temptation in the wilderness,in each of the 3 temptations he responds by citing and applying the Word of God.Often tell students that the battle of temptation is won or lost in about the first 10 secondsafter temptation presents itself.We have either usually resolved to give in OR resolved to fight and wehave equipped ourselves with something to fight with.102© Rob Lister
Jesus is both our savior and our example. He does for us in salvation what wecannot do for ourselves.II.Total DepravityA.Definition We are affected by sin in the totality of our human nature; no partof our humanity is untouched by sin.An Extensive Truth, not an Intensive one.Psalm 51:5Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and insin did my mother conceive me.Mind – Rom 8:5-8; Eph 4:17-18Will – Rom 6:16, 19; Rom 7:14-23Affections – Gal 5:16-17; 1 Pet 2:11Romans 12:1-2I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by themercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice,holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritualworship.2Do not be conformed to this world, but betransformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testingyou may discern what is the will of God, what is good andacceptable and perfect.III.Total InabilityA.Explanation B/C of total Depravity, we are totally unable/unwilling APARTFROM GRACE, to do anything pleasing to God, IN AN ULTIMATE SENSE.i.Pleasing God in the ultimate sense involves works that are done withthe intentional purpose of pursuing and proclaiming God’s glory andnot my own.1.Moral Pagan? Mormon? Atheist?Luke 11:11-13What father among you, if his son asks for a fish,will instead of a fish give him a serpent;12or if he asks for an egg,will give him a scorpion?13If you then, who are evil, know howto give good gifts to your children, how much more will theheavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"103© Rob Lister
John 15:5I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides inme and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from meyou can do nothing.Romans 8:7-87For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile toGod, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.8Thosewho are in the flesh cannot please God.Romans 14:2323But whoever has doubts is condemned if heeats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does notproceed from faith is sin.1 Corinthians 2:1414The natural person does not accept thethings of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is notable to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.Hebrews 11:66And without faith it is impossible to please him,for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he existsand that he rewards those who seek him.

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