137: The 3 Seductions: Appetite, Ambition & Approval

Temptation is everywhere. Heck, it’s even lurking inside of me! And all of us, at some point in our lives, have given into temptations.

Today on the Lifeschool podcast, we talk with author and movement leader Mike Breen about what may lay behind our own particular “Achilles heel” types of temptations. We discuss the 3 seductions of appetite, ambition and approval. Buckle up!

Did you know that these three seductions have always existed? They even showed up when Jesus was tempted in the wilderness at the beginning of his ministry. And there is a lot to learn about temptation in our own life from how Jesus responded.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • How to identify what drives your personal temptations.
  • The fruit that is produced in our lives by each of these 3 seductions.
  • How Jesus was tempted by these same 3 seductions and temptations.
  • How to put to death the shame connected to sin and temptation.
  • How the key to spiritual freedom comes from understanding our true identity.

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appetite, ambition, approval

Whatever you’ve done in your life, any areas where you’ve given into temptation and sin, the conversation with God starts with, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ,” (Romans 8:1) and it ends with, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)

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