How To Have Victory (Self-Study)
a study by Pastor Montgomery

Foundational Truths For Victory

1. What truth is taught in these verses, which must control our reactions to life's trials.  
I Chr 16:34; Ps 34:8; 52:1; 100:5; 106:1; 107:1, 8; 118:1, 29; 119:68; 135:3; 136:1; 145:17

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2. What other great truth must guide us as we seek to live victoriously?
Je 32:27; Mk 10:27; Lk 1:37; I Co 10:13; Ep 3:20; He 2:18; II Pe 2:9; Re 19:6

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3. What truth is taught in these verses, which must be understood as we struggle with sin?
Ge 3:16-17; 39:9; Ps 51:4; Mt 12:36; Ro 14:12; Jas 1:13-14; I Pe 4:5
What is man's tendency instead?  Ge 3:11-13; Ex 32:21-24; I Sa 15:14-23

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4. What is God's will for His children?  Jn 10:10; I Jn 5:4

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5. As we seek victory, what must we acknowledge, according to these verses?
Ps 119:105; Mt 4:4; Lu 16:31; Jn 12:48; 17:17; Ti 2:15

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The Reasons for Temptation

6. What is one reason that God allows temptations in our lives?  How should this affect our perspective on temptations?  Ge 22:1-12; Deu 13:3; Judg 2:21-22; Ps 26:2; Lk 8:13; Jas 1:12; I Jn 2:15

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7. What is another reason that God allows temptations in our lives?  As we understand this truth, what does it tell us about ourselves?  Ro 5:20; I Co 10:13; II Co 3:5; 12:9-10; Php 3:3; He 4:16

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8. What is a third reason that God allows temptations in our lives?  What should our reaction be therefore?  II Co 4:17; Jas 1:2-3; I Pe 1:6-7

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How To Have Victory (page 2)
The Sources of Temptation

9. According to the Bible, Who is not a source of temptation?  I Co 14:33; Jas 1:13

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10. Is temptation common?  I Co 10:13

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11. What is a primary source of our temptations?  
Mt 26:41; Ro 7:18, 25; 8:5; 13:14; Ga 5:17-21; Ep 2:3; Jas 1:14; I Pe 2:11
In what areas does it tempt us?

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12. Who is a second source of temptation?  
Mt 4:1, 3; Mk 1:13; Lk 4:2, 13; I Co 7:5; II Co 2:11; I Th 3:5; I Pe 5:8

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13. What titles are given to Satan, which reveal his character?  
Mt 4:3; 13:19; Jn 8:44; I Th 3:5; I Pe 5:8; I Jn 2:13; Re 12:10

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14. What are some of Satan's "wiles" (Ep 6:11), "devices" (II Co 2:11), or 
"snares" (I Ti 3:7; II Ti 2:26)?  Ge 3:1-5; Ac 5:3; II Co 10:3-6; 11:3; II Jn 1:7

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15. What is a third source of temptation?  Co 3:2; Jas 1:27; I Jn 2:15-16

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16. Give some ways in which we are tempted by the world.  
Mt 13:22; Mk 4:19; Ro 12:2; I Co 3:19; I Ti 6:10; II Pe 1:4; I Jn 2:15-16; 5:19; II Jn 1:7

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17. Is victory possible?  Why?  Jn 16:33; Ro 8:37; I Co 15:57; I Jn 5:4

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How To Have Victory (page 3)
Our Reaction To Failure

18. How did Adam and Eve react to their failure?  Ge 3:8  
David?  II Sa 11:1-27Was it effective?

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19. Does God want us to react to failure as Adam and Eve did?  Explain why not.  
Nu 32:23; Ps 139:7-12; Pr 15:3; Is 29:15; Je 23:24; He 4:13

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20. What are the proper Biblical reactions to failure?  
1) Ps 38:18; 51:17; Mt 21:29; Ro 2:4; II Co 7:8-11
2) Ps 32:5; 51:4; 66:18; Pr 28:13; Is 1:18; I Jn 1:7, 9

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21. What progression should result from Biblical repentance, according to II Co 7:11?

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22. What promises are given to those who confess?  Ps 32:5; Pr 28:13; I Jn 1:9

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23. What will be the result of Biblical repentance and confession?  
II Chr 7:14; Ps 51:9-13; 85:6; Jas 4:8

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24. From what we saw above, is there a difference between guilt and conviction?  Explain.
Ge 42:21-22; Ps 38:4; I Jn 3:20-21; Re 12:10Nu 21:7; I Sa 15:24; Jn 16:8

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25. What must every Christian realise to have complete victory?
Ps 32:1; 103:12; Is 38:17; 43:25; Co 2:13; I Jn 2:12; Re 1:5

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How To Have Victory (page 4)
The Flesh Vs. The Spirit

26. The Bible says there are two types of Christians.  Give what they are and give some of the characteristics of each.  Mt 16:23; Ro 8:5-8; I Co 3:1-4; Ga 6:1

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27. Give some of the inclinations of the flesh.  
Mt 26:41; Ro 7:18, 25; 13:14; I Co 3:1-4; Ga 5:19-21; Ep 2:3; Jas 1:14; I Pe 2:11

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28. Will the Spirit and the flesh ever reconcile while we are on earth?  Explain.  
Mt 26:41; Ro 7:18, 22-23; Ga 5:17

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29. Is the flesh to be trusted?  Ro 7:18; Ga 3:3; Php 3:3

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30. What is one of the preventative measures Jesus gave for facing temptation?  
Ps 55:17; Mt 6:13; 26:41; Lk 18:1; Ro 12:12; Ep 6:18; Co 4:2; I Th 5:17; I Pe 4:7

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31. Why is prayer such an important part of having victory over the flesh?  
Pr 3:5-6; Ro 8:37; I Co 15:57; II Co 12:9; Php 4:13; Ep 3:20; 6:10; I Jn 4:4

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32. As we pray, what are we doing that will give victory?  What promise is given?  
Ga 5:16, 25; Ep 5:18

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33. As we pray, what must we be doing?  Ro 6:13,19

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34. What must we be to have victory over the flesh?  Lk 9:23; Ro 6:11; I Co 9:27; Ga 2:20; 5:24

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How To Have Victory (page 5)
The Flesh Vs. The Spirit (continued)

35. Give another key to victory over the flesh.  Ps 119:9, 11; Jn 15:3; II Co 7:1; Ep 5:26

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36. Give ways in which the Word of God helps a Christian find victory.  What must the Christian do to find this victory, according to these verses?  Josh 1:8; Ps 1:1-3; 37:31; 119:98-100, 105, 130; Ro 10:17; 15:4; II Ti 3:17; He 5:12-14; Jas 1:23-25; I Pe 2:2

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37. What can the Word of God do for us, which will give victory?  Ro 12:2; Ep 4:23; Php 4:8

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38. What is another way to avoid the temptations of the flesh?  
Ps 101:3; Pr 4:14-15; Ro 13:14; Ga 5:13; Ti 2:12; I Pe 2:11

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39. What must be part of our lives if we desire victory over the flesh?  
Ro 10:17; I Co 1:18; I Ti 3:15; He 10:25

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The World

40. Is victory over the world possible?  Why?  Jn 16:33; Ga 1:4; I Jn 4:4

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41. What are the temptations of the world?  Mk 4:19; Ti 2:12; I Jn 2:16

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42. What is to be our view of the world?  II Co 4:4; Ga 1:4; 6:14; Jas 4:4

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43. How are we to respond to this world?  Explain.  
Ps 1:1; Pr 4:14-15; Ro 12:2; II Co 6:17; Co 3:2; II Ti 2:4; Jas 1:27; I Jn 2:15-17; 

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How To Have Victory (page 6)
The World (continued)

44. If we are living as God wants us to, how will the world respond to us?  Jn 15:19; I Jn 3:13

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45. Who is the "god of this world"?  Jn 14:30; II Co 4:4

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46. If we don't separate from the world, what will be the result?  
Ps 106:35; Pr 22:22:24-25; I Co 15:33; II Pe 2:7-8

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47. Does the command to be separate from the world include isolation from the world?  
Why or why not?  Explain.  Mt 5:13-14; Jn 17:15; Ep 5:8-12; Php 2:15; II Ti 2:24-25; Ti 2:12

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Satan

48. What is Satan's goal for each of us?  
Mt 4:3; Lu 22:31; II Co 11:3; I Th 2:18; 3:5; II Ti 2:26; I Pe 5:8; Re 12:10

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49. How do we know that victory over Satan is possible?  Ro 16:20; He 2:14; I Jn 3:8; 4:4

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50. How are told to do respond to Satan?  Ep 4:27; 6:11; Jas 4:7; I Pe 5:8-9

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51. How did Jesus resist Satan's temptations?  Mt 4:3-11

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52. Since we are told to resist the devil (Ep 4:27; Jas 4:7; I Pe 5:9), what must we use as we follow Jesus Christ's example?  Ep 6:17

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53. Knowing that the Word of God is our only weapon against Satan, what is therefore very important?
Deu 6:6-7; Josh 1:8; Ps 1:2; 37:31; 119:9, 11; Ro 7:22; Co 3:16; I Ti 4:5

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How To Have Victory (page 7)
Satan (continued)

54. What words are used to describe Satan's potential influences in our lives?
Ac 5:3; II Co 2:11; 11:3; I Th 2:18; 3:5; II Ti 2:26

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55. What is one of the areas where Satan attacks?  Ac 5:3; II Co 10:5; 11:3

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56. How can we combat Satan in our thought life?  
Ps 1:2; Ro 8:6; 12:2; Ep 4:23; Php 4:8; He 4:12; I Pe 1:13

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57. What types of Scriptures should be used to renew the mind?  
Ro 8:37; Php 4:13; I Co 15:57; I Jn 4:4

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58. How are we told to behave as we acknowledge Satan's existence?  I Th 5:6; I Pe 1:13; 5:8

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59. Explain the armour necessary to stand against the devil.  Ep 6:10-18

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What if we stumble?

60. What promises are given if we happen to stumble?  Ps 37:23-24; 94:18; Pr 24:16; Jn 10:28-29

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61. By way of review, what is the proper reaction if we stumble?  
1) Ps 38:18; 51:17; Mt 21:29; Ro 2:4; II Co 7:8-11
2) Ps 32:5; 51:4; 66:18; Pr 28:13; Is 1:18; I Jn 1:7, 9

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How To Have Victory (page 8)
Review

62. What are the three reasons God allows temptations in our lives?
1) Deu 13:32) II Co 12:9-103) Job 23:10

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63. What are the three sources of temptation?
1) Ro 13:142) I Th 3:53) I Jn 2:15-16

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64. What are the improper and proper reactions to failure?
Ge 3:8, 12-13; II Sa 11:1-27Pr 28:13; II Co 7:8-11; I Jn 1:9

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65. As we pray (Mt 26:41), what must we do to have victory?
Ga 2:20; 5:24Ro 6:13,19Ga 5:16, 25; Ep 5:18

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66. What can the Word of God do for us?
Ps 119:9; Jn 15:3; Ep 5:26Ro 12:2; Ep 4:23

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67. For the Word of God do be an effective sword (Mt 4:3-11; Ep 6:17), what must we do?
1) Deu 6:6; Josh 1:8; Ps 1:2; 37:31; 119:11
2) Josh 1:8; Ps 1:2; 119:97, 99; I Ti 4:15

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68. What must be an important part of our lives, if we are to have victory?
Ro 10:17; I Co 1:18; I Ti 3:15; He 10:25

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69. What must be part of our lives to have victory?  Ps 1:1; 101:3; Pr 4:14-15; Ro 12:2; 13:14; 
II Co 6:17; Co 3:2; II Ti 2:4; Jas 1:27; I Pe 2:11; I Jn 2:15-17; 

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70. Is victory possible?  Why?  Jn 16:33; Ro 8:37; I Co 10:13; 15:57; I Jn 4:4; 5:4

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