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  • To Tempt

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Feb 27, 2006
    based on 71 ratings
     | 8,515 views

    A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent Jesus temptation in the wilderness

    First Sunday in Lent Mark 1:9-15 "To Tempt" 9* In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10* And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; 11* and a voice ...read more

  • Whatever It Takes (#2) Series

    Contributed by Jon Daniels on Aug 25, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,194 views

    This is the 2nd in a series of 4 messages that challenge the hearers to do "whatever it takes" to be the people that God has called them to and to help their church be all that God would have it to be.

    “WHATEVER IT TAKES” Luke 4:38-44 INTRO – WWJD – extremely popular a few years ago. Bracelets, t-shirts, bumper stickers – all sorts of things with these letters on them. Had one of these on when on a youth mission trip once. Went into a fast food restaurant. Teenage girl waiting on me saw ...read more

  • "All This I Will Give You" Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on May 26, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,929 views

    Our focus needs to be on God, not our flesh. Our focus needs to be on God, not false faith. Our focus needs to be on God, not on false gods.

    “All This I Will Give You” Matthew 4:1-11 INTRODUCTION Sun Tzu was a general in China about 500 BC. If we relate this time to other world events, the Jews were in captivity and the prophets Haggai and Zechariah were preaching. About 520, the Jews began to rebuild the temple and Jerusalem and ...read more

  • Enemy At The Gates Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 31, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,212 views

    Continuing in looking at Jesus the King (5th in Worship the King series), we see He was our tempted King, and how He can help us when we are tempted.

    Luke 4:1-13 – Enemy at the Gates The devotional Today in the Word for January 5, 1997, tells the story of Manfred von Richthofen. Maybe you don’t know him by that name. Maybe you know him better as the Red Baron. Richthofen was the celebrated World War I pilot who was responsible for ...read more

  • The Temptations Of Christ

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Dec 12, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,153 views

    When we go through temptation we do not need to go through in our own strength rather we can rely on our Saviour who has been tempted in every way, yet who did not give in.

    The Temptations of Christ Scripture Readings Hebrews 4:14-5:3 Matthew 4:1-11 (text) Beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ It doesn’t take us long in life to learn that valleys follow mountains, lows follow highs, and solutions quickly dissolve into more problems. You finish university ...read more

  • A Tempting Start

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on May 14, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,037 views

    Understand the nature of the temptations Satan throws before you, fight them with God’s word and seek forgiveness from Jesus when you fail, knowing that he understands what it’s like to be tempted.

    Do you ever wonder whether these temptations of Jesus were a fair test. After all, he was the Son of God, so Satan was out of his league really, wasn’t he? It wasn’t like you or me being tempted. I mean Satan hardly has to lift a finger and we give in. But then we’re a lot weaker than Jesus. But ...read more

  • The Devil Didn't Make Him Do It Series

    Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 27, 2005
     | 1,728 views

    A look at Jesus’ temptation and the fact that Jesus didn’t succumb to temptation

    Luke 4:1- 13 – The Devil Didn’t Make Him Do it! “The Devil Made me do it!!!” How many of us have ever used this excuse, even in jest, when we are caught doing something we know we shouldn’t. It is a nice convenient excuse isn’t it, but there is one problem!!! The Devil can’t make you or I ...read more

  • 3 Choses Qui Ont Fait Pleurer Jésus

    Contributed by Créteur Fabien on Oct 13, 2004
     | 943 views

    Si Jésus a pleuré, il peut nous comprendre... mais les circonstances dans lesquels il a pleuré peut nous apprendre beaucoup sur la vraie sensibilité, du coeur du Christ...

    Lecture Jn 11/32-32 3 choses qui ont fait pleurer Jésus Chronologiquement : 1. Jn 11/32-37 Quand tout le monde autour pleure, lui n’en est pas autrement, il est aussi ému. Jn 11/4 Il savait qu’il en ressortirait quelque chose pour la Gloire du Dieu. Ce qui a causé des pleurs de Jésus : de ...read more

  • Fighting Temptation Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jun 13, 2006
     | 1,697 views

    The Devil does not appear to us in a red suite with a pitchfork. In fact, Satans temptations are often attractive and fill legitimate needs - or seem to. Learn how Jesus fought these temptations and how we can as well.

    Temptation An attorney was sitting in his office late one night, when the Devil appeared before him. The Devil told the lawyer, /’I have a proposition for you. You can win every case you try, for the rest of your life. Your clients will adore you, your colleagues will stand in awe of you, and ...read more

  • Happy All The Day?

    Contributed by William Mouser on Sep 17, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,787 views

    Jesus rebuked his disciples’ inaccurate expectations of his Messiahship, and warns them (and us) that the spiritual life includes persecution and struggle.

    Psalm 116:1-9, Isaiah 50:4-9, James 2:14-26, Mark 8:27-38 There is a wonderful hymn by Isaac Watts, usually entitled “Alas, and did my savior bleed.” Those of us who were evangelized and nurtured by the Southern Baptists or those similar to them have probably heard is hundreds of times. What ...read more

  • God On Trial Series

    Contributed by Dave Bootsma on Sep 20, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,689 views

    the creed says that Jesus suffered under Pontius Pilate. Why is this mentioned? What kind of suffering was this?

    suffered under Pontius Pilate Q: Why is this phrase included in the creed? I. -demonstrates that the crucifixion of Jesus is a historical event -- Pilate really did live, and really was governor of Judea at the time of Christ, from AD 26-36. -there are references outside of the Bible ...read more

  • Dealing With Temptation Series

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Apr 5, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,305 views

    The way in which Jesus faced temptation teaches us how we can deal with it too. We are all tempted. However, like Jesus, we can resist temptation

    NOTE: The strategies for resisting temptation at the end of this sermon were taken from a sermon entitled "Claiming the Victory – Strategies for Resisting Temptation" by Keith Manry -Foun here on sermoncentral.com Introduction: What tempts you? I’m not talking about the ice cream and chocolate ...read more

  • The Road To Calvary

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Apr 1, 2007
    based on 91 ratings
     | 23,646 views

    Christ’s road to Calvary: The plot. The betrayal. The supper. The denial. The garden.

    INTRO.- ILL.- A tired hunter out in the wilderness stumbled into a camp. “Am I glad to see you,” he said. “I’ve been lost for three days.” “Don’t get too excited, friend,” the other hunter replied. “I’ve been lost for three weeks.” Have you ever been lost in the woods? How about on the ...read more

  • Are You Confused?

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 12, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,710 views

    Did Jesus make a mistake during His three temptations? This message examines these three temptations.

    ARE YOU CONFUSED? Matthew 4:1-11 INTRO: Did Jesus make a mistake during His three temptations? The Grand Inquisitor in Dostoevski’s novel “The Brothers Karamazov”, tells Jesus that he made a serious mistake in that encounter with Satan. Jesus came to set people free, but the Inquisitor insists ...read more

  • The Temptation Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Feb 8, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,619 views

    Part 7 in preaching through the book of Matthew. Looking at the temptation of Jesus.

    Sermon-2/4/07-Matt. 4:1-11-The Temptation of Christ Intro. 2 examples of How to avoid temptation: 1) Joke 2) Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-543 AD) sought to avoid temptation by wearing a rough hair shirt and living in a cave for 3 years, where his food was lowered to him on a cord. He once threw ...read more