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  • Breaking The Powerful Pull Of Temptation

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Jan 31, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 848 views

    A treatise on how to recognize the devil’s deceptive ways and how to resist these temptations.

    This is a message that we can all identify with. A. We are all subject to temptations, on a daily basis. 1. I know that it cuts us to the heart when we give in to those temptations. a. We feel like we have failed God, self, and those around us. 1.) Those who ...read more

  • When The Valley Comes

    Contributed by William Rushing on Jun 23, 2002
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,133 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

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Mature In Faith

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 14 ratings
     | 975 views

    1. The Holy Spirit helps us grow in our trust of the Lord’s reliability instead of doubting God’s ability to care for our every need. David wrote, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.” (Psalm 37:5) Just as a child implicitly trusts his or her mother, so a growing ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Mature In Faith

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 65 ratings
     | 6,733 views

    1. The Holy Spirit helps us grow in our trust of the Lord's reliability instead of doubting God's ability to care for our every need. David wrote, "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this." (Psalm 37:5) Just as a child implicitly trusts his or her mother, so a growing ...read more

  • Temptation And The Reality Of The Devil

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Feb 16, 2002
    based on 69 ratings
     | 1,650 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

  • How Jesus Can Help You Overcome Loneliness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 6,335 views

    It is a terrible to feel isolated, estranged and despondent because you lack close companionship. When wardens want to administer their most severe punishment they put prisoners in solitary confinement." Even Peter denied the Lord and left him feeling iso

    It is a terrible to feel isolated, estranged and despondent because you lack close companionship. When wardens want to administer their most severe punishment they put prisoners in solitary confinement." Even Peter denied the Lord and left him feeling isolated. Peter denied it again with an oath: ...read more

  • Don't Be Like The Chameleon

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 6, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,853 views

    The chameleon is an unclean creature. Christians should avoid its characteristic of changing opinions to suite our environment.

    THE CHAMELEON When the new nation of Israel was getting ready to go into the land that God had promised them, their leader, Moses, gave them instructions on how they should live as God’s people. God wanted them to prosper, but for this to happen, they had to avoid certain animals that could harm ...read more

  • Overcome The World Through God!

    Contributed by Kevin Shelton on Sep 22, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 952 views

    Learn how to overcome the world.

    Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Submit to GOD: This word submit, is a strong and straight word, which is not an easy pill to swallow. It means to come under subjection or yield authority. The ability to submit is contrary to human nature. We ...read more

  • Why Should I Be Discouraged

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 3,003 views

    Jesus refused to let people discourage, frustrate, or defeat Him because of their faulty perception of His worth. The Lord knew that His success was not determined by peoples’ estimate of His worth but focused on His heavenly Father’s overwhelming love, p

    1. Jesus refused to let people discourage, frustrate, or defeat Him because of their faulty perception of His worth. The Lord knew that His success was not determined by peoples’ estimate of His worth but focused on His heavenly Father’s overwhelming love, power, and advocacy for Him and His ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Identify And Remove The Masks People Hide Behind

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 144 ratings
     | 13,206 views

    1. The Holy Spirit convicts us of any form of dependency other than Jesus Christ. Jesus said to the Pharisees, "You hypocrites; as it is written: ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men. You have ...read more

  • Ten Benefits Of Christ's Resurrection Power

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 13, 2004
    based on 55 ratings
     | 28,666 views

    Here are ten exciting benefits of knowing the resurrected power of Christ

    Ten Benefits of Christ’s Resurrection Power (Phil. 3:10) "That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection." Illustration: The Shepherd’s Home in Wisconsin has a problem with dirty windows. Although many of its residents are severely disabled, they love Jesus and understand that He has ...read more

  • The Misunderstood Missionaries

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,985 views

    How to overcome people who misunderstand God’s word, His will and His ways

    The Misunderstood Missionaries – Acts 14:1-20 Misunderstanding = Failure to understand people so as to disagree with them. Many misunderstandings lead to quarrels, conflicts or failure to show love to one another. Illustration:Army Law: An order that can be misunderstood will be ...read more

  • Victory Over Temptation

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Feb 15, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,453 views

    Jesus’ victory over temptation is our victory. A closer look at the beginning of Jesus’ victories on our behalf.

    Matthew 4:1-11: VICTORY OVER TEMPTATION Have you ever tried to do something yourself, but in the end, it didn’t work out well? You should have depended on someone else do it. Maybe that has happened to you with a home improvement project – you did some painting yourself, or some plumbing ...read more

  • Confidence For Living

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 6, 2001
    based on 83 ratings
     | 3,520 views

    Christ gives confidence for living.

    CONFIDENCE FOR LIFE II Cor. 3:1-6 INTRO.- ILL.- A lady went to a minister one time and said, “Preacher, I must confess a great sin in my life.” He said, “What is it?” She said, “It’s the sin of pride. I often stand before my mirror and admire my beauty for hours on end.” The preacher ...read more

  • Judgment

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,640 views

    In this chapter God’s judgment results in three things, rebuke, retributions and repentance.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with disdain and said, "There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball." Suspecting ...read more