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November 27, 2023

A Free Worksheet for Battling Temptation

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How do you start reading the Bible?

For if you live according to the flesh you will die,
but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Romans 8:13

In the teaching Battling Temptation from the Watch Your Life course, Pastor Colin Smith encourages us that we can prevail in our battles against temptation, but first we need to know how to fight. He shares an easy-to-remember strategy for fighting sin: Know It, Stalk It, and Kill It.

We’ve designed the following printable PDF worksheet to help you fight against the sin in your life.

Download the Free Worksheet (no sign-up required)

Our most powerful weapon against sin is the Word of God. Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them in the truth, your word is truth” (John 17:17). Use the following Bible verses to help you battle the specific sins you face:

  • Anger – James 1:19–20; Ephesians 4:26–27; Proverbs 14:29; Matthew 5:22; Psalm 37:8–9
  • Coveting & Greed – Exodus 20:17; Luke 12:15; Colossians 3:5; 1 Timothy 6:10; Hebrews 13:5; Matthew 6:24; Mark 8:36
  • Dishonesty – Exodus 20:16; Ephesians 4:25; Proverbs 12:22
  • Envy & Jealousy – Proverbs 14:30; Galatians 5:26; James 3:16; 1 Corinthians 13:4
  • Gossip & Slander – Proverbs 11:13, 16:28, 20:19; Ephesians 4:29; James 4:11
  • Impatience – Ephesians 4:2; Proverbs 14:29, 19:11
  • Lust & Sexual Immorality – Matthew 5:27–28; 1 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:3–4; 1 Peter 2:11
  • Pride – Proverbs 11:2, 16:18; James 4:6; Philippians 2:3–4; Colossians 3:12
  • Selfishness – Philippians 2:3–4; Galatians 5:13; James 3:16; Matthew 20:26–28; 1 Corinthians 10:23–24
  • Sloth – Colossians 3:23–24; Proverbs 6:6–8, 12:24, 14:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:11–12
  • Unforgiveness – Matthew 6:14–15; Ephesians 4:31–32; Matthew 18:21–35

This is a resource of Open the Bible Courses, a free video library designed to equip believers for fruitful service to Christ. Additional resources like discussion questions, activities, and downloadable transcripts make this the ideal resource for small groups, adult Sunday schools, and lay leadership training.

Watch the session “Battling Temptation” below or read the transcript.


Kevin Halloran

Product Manager

Kevin serves as Product Manager for Open the Bible and leads the Spanish-language outreach of the ministry. Kevin loves spending time with his wife, Jazlynn, and two young daughters. In his free time, you can find him reading, writing (in English at Anchored in Christ and Spanish at Anclado en Cristo), and serving at his church. Kevin is the author of When Prayer is a Struggle: A Practical Guide for Overcoming Obstacles in Prayer (P&R) and the free video course Pray the Bible. Connect with Kevin by subscribing to his newsletter that shares new articles and free resources to build your faith.
Kevin serves as Product Manager for Open the Bible and leads the Spanish-language outreach of the ministry. Kevin loves spending time with his wife, Jazlynn, and two young daughters. In his free time, you can find him reading, writing (in English at Anchored in Christ and Spanish at Anclado en Cristo), and serving at his church. Kevin is the author of When Prayer is a Struggle: A Practical Guide for Overcoming Obstacles in Prayer (P&R) and the free video course Pray the Bible. Connect with Kevin by subscribing to his newsletter that shares new articles and free resources to build your faith.