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  • To Tempt

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

    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

  • Narnia: A Winter Without Christmas Series

    Contributed by Randy Roberts on Nov 10, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    4 part series on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The magic of the white witch, A winter without Christmas, The Lion is on the move, and When death works backwards. As we cross over into the world beyond the wardrobe we discover: deception, adventu

    Four Part Message series based on, “The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe” entitled - Beyond the Wardrobe As we cross over into the world beyond the wardrobe we discover: deception, adventure, purpose and hope. Message One, The Magic of the White Witch Illustration from “The Lion, the ...read more

  • Our Power In Spiritual Battle Series

    Contributed by Jason Peterson on Sep 5, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    The third sermon in a series on spiritual battle. Including the last three pieces of spiritual armor and walk through of Matthew 4 and how Jesus acts in battle.

    Good Morning! Thank you so much for being here today to conclude the spiritual battle portion of the summer series. Last week we talked about the first three pieces of armor, the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, and readiness of the gospel of peace. This leaves us with the remaining ...read more

  • Following Jesus Into The Wilderness

    Contributed by William Mouser on Mar 14, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    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

  • The Dragon

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    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

  • Dealing With Temptation Series

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

    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

  • A Tempting Start

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on May 14, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    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

  • We Are To Stand Against Temptation As Jesus Did

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Nov 7, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    How to use the Word of God against temptation

    IT DOESN’T COST A THING: There are so many things in life that don’t cost a thing. The wind blowing through your hair on a warm spring April day. The sounds of the ocean, as the waves dance and play. The laughter of a child, those are heaven sent. See there are so many things and it doesn’t cost a ...read more

  • Deadly Appeal

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Nov 7, 2007

    How to ovecome temptation

    How Will the Church Be Lighted? Several centuries ago in a mountain village in Europe, a wealthy nobleman wondered what legacy he should leave to his townspeople. He made a good decision. He decided to build them a church. No one was permitted to see the plans or the inside of the church until ...read more

  • The Temptation Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Nov 2, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    In this sermon we look at the temptations of Jesus and learn how to overcome our own.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a minister who parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn’t find a space with a meter. 1. So he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: “I have circled the block 100 times. If I don’t park here, I’ll ...read more

  • The Devil Didn't Make Him Do It Series

    Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 27, 2005

    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

  • The Devil's Sunday

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Feb 3, 2008

    A sermon for the First Sunday of Lent about the temptation of Jesus and the implications for your life.

    INTRODUCTION: WHAT DO YOU MEAN THIS IS THE DEVIL’S SUNDAY? • The first Sunday of Lent for 19 centuries on the church calendar has focused on the temptation by the devil of Jesus. • Much of the symbolism of Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness comes from the Hebrew Scripture story of the Exodus (vv. 1 ...read more

  • To Be Tempted

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Feb 4, 2008
    based on 21 ratings

    A sermon for the first Sunday in Lent the Temptation of Jesus

    1st Sunday in Lent Matthew 4:1-11 "To be tempted" "Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these ...read more

  • Not Giving Up On God's Agenda

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Feb 10, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    A sermon that looks at the temptation of Jesus and encourages people to see the importance of God’s agenda in their lives.

    Someone once said Have you ever wondered why opportunity knocks once – yet temptation bangs on the door constantly? Do you find this true? Supermarkets are aware that we are easily tempted. Why do you think they place lollies, soft drinks and magazines at near the cash registers where we ...read more

  • Being At The Crossroad Between God And Satan

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

    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