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  • Temptation

    Contributed by Mark D. Stetler on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,335 views

    I. A peek at the past -----II. Get a picture of the present ---------III. A fight in the future

    Temptation I Corinthians 10:1-13 As an introduction to my message this morning I want to get you thinking in a certain direction! Consider with me this morning, these questions related to sexual purity out of Kent Hughes’ book “Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome:” 1. Are we being ...read more

  • A Warning Against Worldliness

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,738 views

    To note the importance of drawing close to God.

    A Warning Against Worldliness Text: James 4.1-10 Thesis: To note the importance of drawing close to God. Introduction: (1) Have you ever been wanted “your way”? (2) We live in a culture where we are taught to “have it your way, right away.” Discussion: I. The Curse of ...read more

  • Snake Conversations

    Contributed by David Ward on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,513 views

    A look at the tempter’s tactics from Genesis 3:1-6

    Snake Conversations Genesis 3:1-6 [READ] Introduction: Iron Eyes Cody was the Native American who appeared in the old “Keep America Beautiful” TV commercials. He told an Indian legend from many years ago. Indian youths would go away in solitude to prepare for manhood. One such youth hiked ...read more

  • The Common Struggle, Part 2 Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Feb 16, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 794 views

    The second struggle common to all humanity is temptation.

    James: Religion That Works “The Common Struggle, Part Two” February 19, 2006 Introduction: We started last week looking at the common struggle of trials in our lives. We talked about how the people that James is writing to were Christians who had left their homes under the threat of ...read more

  • Confidence In Criticism Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 13, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 8,030 views

    The way Paul stood his ground before the council is how we can take our stand in the world today. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Template.

    Confidence in Criticism Acts 23:1-11 23:1 “earnestly” = He’s looking them straight in the eyes, not ashamed, not afraid, and not about to back down. Paul used to be a member of their number…and now they consider him to be a turncoat…a traitor. There’s nothing this group would like more than ...read more

  • Devil Made Me Do It

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jan 25, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 599 views

    temptation

    "The Devil Made Me Do It" Matthew 4 4/27/97 Intro: If we were to have a tug-of-war, who would you want on your team? Probably one side would call for Tim Brown or Tim Boren, the other side would call for Mike Moore. Yet when the contest was over, where was the battle lost or won? It was ...read more

  • Escape Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Feb 7, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,235 views

    How do we handle temptation, a better question may be how do we escape temptation, This message looks at the temptation Adam and Eve faced in the garden and gives practical ways we can escape temptation. This message is #2 in a 6 part series, Life.com

    No temptation 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 will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Those are comforting words for everyone who ...read more

  • Mugged By The Mirror Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,701 views

    The second of four messages on the threats to spiritual identity theft.

    Identity Theft March 19, 2006 Mugged by the Mirror Intro: We’re in a series entitled Identity Theft. I.D. theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. w/ some 27 million people getting ripped off at the tune of $9.9 billion in the past 5 years. Yet as big as a problem as this is, it ...read more

  • Dealing With Temptation

    Contributed by Clay Hallmark on May 5, 2006
    based on 54 ratings
     | 10,411 views

    Temptation is something that we battle on a daily basis. What is temptation? Temptation is a pivotal moment in time when we have the choice to do right or to do wrong based solely on our own choices. Temptation does not come from God. James tells us in 1:

    Temptation is something each of us faces everyday! Temptation is something that we battle on a daily basis. What is temptation? Temptation is a pivotal moment in time when we have the choice to do right or to do wrong based solely on our own choices. Temptation does not come from God. James tells ...read more

  • The Frog In The Kettle

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 8, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 7,251 views

    The parable of the boiling frog gives us great insight into how we gradually move into places and attitudes that are dangerous. We don’t dive right in. We slowly wade in. We start at the shallow end of the pool. And slowly we find ourselves getting in dee

    INTRODUCTION / SERMONIC THEME Opening Statement: Some time ago a book was written on church life called, "The Frog In The Kettle." It was an interesting title designed to call to mind how it is so easy to gradually drift into trouble. Perhaps you could subtitle the book "How To Boil A Frog." ...read more

  • Identity Theft Prevention

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 12, 2006
    based on 57 ratings
     | 10,760 views

    God has given to us a wonderful identity in Christ; but the Accuser will attack our thinking and try to rob us of the full realization of it.

    Identity Theft Prevention Luke 3:21-4:41[1] 1-9-05 Intro This morning I want to talk with you about “Identity Theft”. According to the Federal Trade Commission, last year alone, approximately 10 million Americans were victims of identity theft. The cost was nearly $ 50 billion.[2] There ...read more

  • Stolen By Success Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Mar 29, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,239 views

    The third of four messages on the four greatest threats to our spiritual idenitity.

    Identity Theft March 26, 2006 Stolen by Success Intro: Do you remember the board game – LIFE. I loved to play it when I was a boy. You start w/ nothing but a goal to win and to accrue as much wealth as possible. But along the way something happens… life! And as you experience life – you ...read more

  • How Do I Handle Temptations?

    Contributed by Gary Christensen on Jan 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 960 views

    Let’s talk about temptations. In what way should we handle them? Can I really defeat satan? Some surprising answers!

    "For our High Priest (Jesus Christ) is able to understand our weaknesses. When He lived on Earth, He was tempted in every way that we are, but He did not sin." (Hebrews 4:15) Will we be tempted? Yes. Do we HAVE to give in? No. I’ve read many kinds of "lists of things to ...read more

  • Trials Dissected

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Dec 12, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 548 views

    Everyone, at this very moment is in a trial, heading for a trial, or just coming out of one. What we do with that trial is solely up to us.

    Trials Dissected James 1:1-12 Introduction Everyone, at this very moment is in a trial, heading for a trial, or just coming out of one. What we do with that trial is solely up to us. I. The Purpose of Trials (vv. 1-6) a. JOY i. Trials (peirasmois), describes things that put a person to ...read more

  • Playing The Green Game

    Contributed by T. Michael Crews on Dec 2, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 875 views

    An Exposition of 1 Sam. 18

    Playing the Green Game 1 Sam. 18 How many of you own a dog here, raise your hands? We own a dog at our house by the name of Maggie Mae Mutt. Contrary to popular belief, she is a playful and even friendly dog- as long as she knows you. We have had her since she was just a puppy, and in a lot of ...read more