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  • To Tempt

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Feb 27, 2006
    based on 71 ratings
     | 8,573 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

  • When The Valley Comes

    Contributed by William Rushing on Jun 20, 2002
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,185 views

    Jesus was tempted by the devil but he resisted. From Jesus, we can see the three temptations that Jesus resisted and learn how we can resist our temptations.

    I. Introduction (1) a. Ill. Thetis held the young Achilles by the heel and dipped him in the river Styx; everything the sacred waters touched became invulnerable, but while she was dipping him in the water she had to hold him by the heel so the heel remained dry and therefore unprotected. ...read more

  • Getting To The Bottom Of It All Series

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 14, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 101,665 views

    We are asked to remember who we are, and then to act out of that knowledge.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 13 First Sunday of Lent- Year A February 17, 2002 Readings: * Gen. 2:7-9, 16-18, 25; 3:1-7 * Rom. 5:12-19 * Mt. 4:1-11 Getting to the Bottom of it All What to do? Once again, we find ourselves at the beginning of the Lenten season. And ...read more

  • Temptation And The Reality Of The Devil

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Feb 16, 2002
    based on 69 ratings
     | 1,715 views

    Exegesis of the Temptation in the Wilderness and an examination of the reality of the Devil from a non-fundamentalist perspective. "The greatest achievement of the devil was to convince people he no longer existed."

    Sermon: 1st Sunday of Lent, Year A: 17th February 2002. Text: Matthew 4:1-11 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “I can resist anything… except temptation!” So said the great wit, Oscar Wilde. Of all things in this world, temptation is something ...read more

  • Being At The Crossroad Between God And Satan

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Feb 6, 2008
    based on 15 ratings
     | 6,913 views

    A sermon for Lent 1 that explores what it means to be at the crossroad between God’s way of life and Satan’s promises

    We are constantly confronted with crossroads in our life. What happens at these crossroads can have a dramatic effect on our lives. Not just now, but also for many years down the track Each Sunday in Lent we will explore some of these crossroads. Today’s Gospel reading sees Jesus at a ...read more

  • The Dragon

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,741 views

    A sermon for the 1st Sunday in Lent Temptation of Jesus

    1st Sunday in Lent Luke 4:1-13 "The Dragon" 4:1* ¶ And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit 2* for forty days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he was hungry. 3 The ...read more

  • From The Temple To The Mountain

    Contributed by Paul George on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,433 views

    The worst temptation was reserved for the last.

    From the Temple to the Mountain Matthew 4: 8-11 The worst temptation was reserved for the last. Sometimes the saint’s last temptation is the hardest to overcome. Although we have been and are attacked by the tempter we must prepare for worse. We must be armed for all attacks, with the armor of ...read more

  • Under Attack!

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Jun 27, 2003
    based on 116 ratings
     | 7,298 views

    Standing strong under fire.

    Today we are going to look at practical steps for standing strong when you are under attack! We will be using Christ’s temptation in the wilderness as our backdrop. Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted there by the Devil. Matthew 4:1 (NLT) The first ...read more

  • How Jesus Learned Obedience Through The Things He Suffered

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 104 ratings
     | 20,645 views

    Believers should also be motivated by the knowledge that their heavenly Father both blesses obedience and disciplines disobedience in His children

    How Jesus Learned Obedience Through Hardship (Heb 5:8) "He learned obedience through the things He suffered." (Heb 5:8) Everyone who wants to make a success out of his or her life has to remain teachable. Jesus humbled Himself by temporarily setting aside His rights to take on the form ...read more

  • Opportune Times Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 10, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,471 views

    FAITH TO STAND (part 5) Satan knows when to advance and when to retreat. This message presents five opportune times for the enemy to attack. Regardless of the enemy’s schemes we can overcome!

    Before you pick a fight you ought to be sure you can win the war. President Roosevelt appeared before a joint session of Congress the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, and declared, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941–a date which will live in infamy–the United States of America was suddenly and ...read more

  • Following Jesus Into The Wilderness

    Contributed by William Mouser on Mar 14, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 5,585 views

    Lent is one of the earliest observances of the church. Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness is a model for spiritual preparation for future effectiveness and fruitfulness in ministry.

    Psalm 25, Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-13 For most of the past 500 years, there was an almost infallible way to tell Catholics from Protestants: the Catholics were the ones who had a cross-shaped smudge of ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday. But, those times are changing. ...read more

  • If You Are...

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Mar 26, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,791 views

    God uses times of wilderness in our lives so we might discover true identities as children of God.

    Luke 4:1-13 If You Are… Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church March 26, 2006 Introduction Read Luke 4:1-13 Who are you? If I were to go around the room this morning and ask each of you that question, how would you answer it? Do you know who you are? In last week’s message we looked at the ...read more

  • The Temptation Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Feb 8, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,725 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

  • From The Wilderness To The Temple

    Contributed by Paul George on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,262 views

    In the testing of Jesus the devil’s goal was to get Jesus to question His son ship and distrust His Father’s love.

    From the Wilderness to the Temple Matthew 4:3-7 In the testing of Jesus the devil’s goal was to get Jesus to question His son ship and distrust His Father’s love. He wanted Jesus to follow the course Israel had taken throughout their history. Satan wanted Jesus to immediately satisfy His hunger. ...read more

  • Not By Bread Alone

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 19, 2004
    based on 46 ratings
     | 8,956 views

    Sermon examines Jesus’ first response to the temptation of Satan

    Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone Matt. 4:4 INTRO.: Almost immediately after His baptism, the integrity of Jesus was put to the test. The Scripture says God initiated this testing. "The Spirit drove Him into the wilderness." after He had been there 40 days without food, Satan came to Him with this ...read more