Contributed by Shawn Kelly on Dec 16, 2009
THE DEVIL TEMPTED JESUS……
THE FACT IS…..THERE IS NOTHING THAT YOU CAN COME UP WITH….THAT JESUS DIDN’T GO
THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT
When I served a church in Greenville, Florida, one of our men was Joe Ball Reams; about 6'4" and a man's man! He farmed tobacco, corn and cotton to pay the bills. One of his entrepreneurial ventures is a 600 acre hunting club on family land. He has entertained Southern
Contributed by Hugh Laing on Mar 1, 2010
C. S. Lewis made these insightful observations about temptation: “No man knows how bad he is until he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. That is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 15, 2010
There is a legend from the early years of the church when a serious follower of Christ joined a community of monks to flee temptation. Safe within the walls of the monastery he would avoid temptations of sexuality, covetousness, greed, anger, etc.
Yet one day he was told that his brother
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 15, 2010
Historian Shelby Foote tells of a soldier who was wounded at the battle of Shiloh during the American Civil War and was ordered to go to the rear. The fighting was fierce and within minutes he returned to his commanding
Contributed by Thomas Donelan on May 18, 2010
I cannot stop birds from flying over my head, but I can stop them from building a
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Heart of Temptation
“When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God… does [not] tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives
Contributed by Todd Catteau on Dec 18, 2008
Man was given a tour of the Devil’s workshop. Had all his tools he used to deceive Christians. There was hatred, jealously, deceit, lying, and pride--all well worn. But over to the side of the yard on display was a tool more obviously worn than any of the other tools. The tool was labeled
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Jun 2, 2010
What thought? Every thought. The one I have about the Ford Mark One Zephyr that I would like to one day own, the one about how angry I get with repeating a request that someone shuts the door behind them, the thought about how I’d like that last slice of chocolate cake that is
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 8, 2010
Flip Wilson used to say the Devil made him do it. And he smiled while he said it. I have an idea that Flip made Flip do
Contributed by Ronnie Knight on Jul 9, 2010
It has been said that we should “rejoice in the swift mercy of God, which in the early watches of the night of
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Sep 15, 2010
WEAKEN MY CONSCIENCE
A man was talking to his psychiatrist. He said, "I've been misbehaving and my conscience is bothering me."
The doctor responded, "And you want something that will strengthen your will power?"
The man replied, "Actually I was thinking of something that would weaken my
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 24, 2010
WILLIAM BARCLAY ON TEMPTATION
"Temptation is not meant to make us sin; it is meant to enable us to conquer sin.
It is not meant to make us bad, it is meant to make us good.
It is not meant to weaken us, it is meant to make us emerge stronger and finer and purer from the ordeal.
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
THE LEGEND OF JOSE RIVERA
Have you heard the folk story of the bandit Jose' Rivera, who became notorious in several little towns in Texas for robbing their banks and businesses? Finally the townsfolk, weary of the constant plundering, hired a ranger to track down Jose' Rivera in his hideout in
Contributed by Tom Tarpley on Mar 11, 2011
A mother walked into the kitchen one day and interrupted her 3-year-old, who was on top of a chair eating cookies.
When she asked what he was doing, the toddler explained, "Mom,
Contributed by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2011
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
There was this man and a woman who got married. But they shared the same birthday and they decided to get married on the same day. So they got married, had a few kids, and lived the lives they dreamed.
But 20 years passed. They were celebrating their 40th
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 2009
Our family pet dog, Avalon, was a beautiful rottweiler and she was a good dog. She loved to follow me around. When I would come home from work she would get all excited – wagging her tail with glee. She would rush towards me while snorting with anticipation and celebration. Avalon loved to be
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 28, 2009
We need to BE ACCOUNTABLE to God by being accountable to godly Christians. The spiritual-sounding phrase "I am answerable only to God" may be a subtle excuse for not answering to anyone, including God!
Charles Colson, one of President Nixon’s closest aides during the Watergate coverup,
Contributed by David Hodgin on Jun 30, 2009
Remember no computer has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he has provided a back-button, a delete-key and an off-switch so that you will have a way out.
NO book has ever seized you that
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 8, 2008
The High Dive
Harley and Matt lived in a nice neighborhood where the people were friendly-except for one man who lived at the end of the street in a big house with a gigantic swimming pool.
His pool had the highest diving board they had ever seen-so high they could see it over the big fence