To be tempted is to be human. The Bible says that even Jesus was tempted in all ways you and I are, yet was without sin (Hebrews 4:15). In His humanity, Jesus was tempted, but because He was also God, He did not give into it. Jesus can relate to the struggles we have with temptation…and because He defeated temptation, that can provide us with hope in defeating temptation too! Some of the early followers of Christ faced trials and temptations of all kinds, just like we do. James pastored the early church in Jerusalem and wrote to warn his people about how temptation works…and how it could be defeated! Struggling with a particular temptation in your life? Allow God’s power and grace to work in your life this Sunday as we learn how to defeat temptation as continue our study in the Book of James.