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  • The Purpose Of Temptation

    Contributed by Chris Smith on Jul 21, 2001
    based on 239 ratings
     | 8,436 views

    Our immediate reaction to a heartache, or a successful achievement that took years to overcome, must be one of getting ready for the next hurdle. If you don’t have any hurdles to jump in your life – if there aren’t any goals set for you right now – if yo

    The Purpose of Temptation Chris Smith Matthew 4:1-2 Oscar Wilde once said that he could resist everything except temptation. An old cartoon had the two characters looking at each other with a caption below them saying, “How come opportunity knocks only once, but temptation beats the ...read more

  • A Little Man With A Big Message Series

    Contributed by James May on Aug 22, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,932 views

    Message #1 in the Book of James series dealing with what is known of James’ background and the opening salutation of his epistle.

    A Study of the Book of James #1 - A Little Man With a Big Message By Pastor Jim May This epistle is called "general", because not written to any particular person, as the epistles to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon are; nor to any particular churches, as the epistles to the Romans, ...read more

  • Avoiding Sexual Temptations

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on May 13, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,499 views

    Various proverbs

    Avoiding Sexual Temptations - Assorted Proverbs Turn with me if you would to the book of Proverbs, chapter 5. We have been going through the Old Testament together, and we are looking at the period of the unified kingdom: God brought the Jews as His chosen people into a land that he had ...read more

  • The Devil Made Me Do It Series

    Contributed by James May on Sep 16, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,512 views

    #4 in the James Series. This one has a sub-title, "The Real Source of Temptation".

    4 The Devil Made Me Do It (The Real Source of Temptation) By Pastor Jim May Book of James James 1:13-17 I am on a diet again. But like most people, diets are only a temporary answer. On my diet I am supposed to not have chocolate candy. In fact, I’ve heard that most chocolate isn’t ...read more

  • #1learn To Identify And Thrive During The Tests. Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar 16, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,570 views

    We need to identify seasons of testing, then expect the tests, and then learn how to thrive during the testing processes of life. Why are you tested?

    #1 LEARN TO IDENTIFY AND THRIVE IN THE TEST! Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com This lesson one and will be done in several sittings, there is a lesson two, of two more parts. I. DO YOU REALIZE GOD DOES HIS BEST WORK IN THE TESTING PROCESS? A. WE OFTEN HEAR QUESTIONS LIKE: WHY ARE WE ...read more

  • "By Faith Moses .....refused”

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Mar 21, 2007
    based on 73 ratings
     | 21,662 views

    Temptation comes from three sources: world, flesh, and the devil. There are three words to remember when facing temptation: Flight, Faith, and Fight

    Moses ranks along with Abraham, David, and Daniel as one of the truly great men of Old Testament times. His shadow lies on 1500 years of Hebrew history. His influence is felt in our courts of justice in the western world to this day. It all stemmed from a choice he made when he ...read more

  • Temptation Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Mar 26, 2007
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,712 views

    The basics of temptation have never changed. By looking at Satan’s original temptation of Eve in the Garden, we can recognize temptation when it comes and be better equipped to resist it.

    1. What is the source of temptation? a. Satan not God b. Our willingness to give an audience (foothold) 2. What is the appearance of temptation? a. Close to the truth b. Good, pleasant, desirable 3. What is the result of temptation? a. Succumbing i. Putting our desires ahead of God’s ...read more

  • How To Handle Temptation Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 29, 2005
    based on 38 ratings
     | 33,833 views

    Second in a series on James. This message gives principles for dealing with temptation.

  • Have A Happy Ending In Your Life . Pay Heed To These Warning Symbols

    Contributed by Dr. Stanley Vasu on Jan 28, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 11,500 views

    THIS SERMON IS ABOUT HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY ENDING IN YOUR LIFE BY PAYING HEED TO THESE WARNING SYMBOLS NAMELY 1.LUCIFER 2.CAIN 3.KORAH 4.ISRAELITES 5.SAUL 6.GEHAZI 7.JUDAS

    HAVE A HAPPY ENDING IN YOUR LIFE . PAY HEED TO THESE WARNING SYMBOLS ************************************************************************************************** OUTLINE 1.LUCIFER 2.CAIN 3.KORAH 4.ISRAELITES 5.SAUL 6.GEHAZI 7.JUDAS INTRODUCTION The Lord wants us to have ...read more

  • T Is For Temptation Series

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on May 30, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,305 views

    A study of the word "temptation"

    Introduction 1. Keys... These are my keys (explain what my different keys do...focusing on unlocking things) Keys are very important... They unlock other things... Cars...trucks...motorcycles...homes...sheds... Safety deposit boxes and much more... In fact, the word KEY means among ...read more

  • Identity Theft Prevention

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 9, 2006
    based on 57 ratings
     | 10,969 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

  • Dealing With Temptation

    Contributed by Clay Hallmark on May 3, 2006
    based on 54 ratings
     | 10,846 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 5, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 7,588 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

  • Facing Persecution Faithfully

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Aug 26, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,497 views

    Are you persecuted? If you seek to fit in with the world, probably not. But if you make a stand with Jesus - watch out!

    Today we begin the second letter to the Thessalonians. This letter was written just weeks after the first letter. In that letter, Paul wrote about Jesus’ return to encourage them and to answer two questions about it. 1. What will happen to those that die before Jesus returns? 2. When will ...read more

  • "Why Is There So Much Suffering In The World?"

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 28, 2006
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,821 views

    God is able to use the mystery that suffering often brings. Yet, some people quickly reach the end of their rope when they encounter adversities. The Lord’s grace is sufficient for any weakness, confusion or problem.

    "Why is There So Much Suffering in the World?" John 9:1-9:38 "It was neither that this man sinned or his parents, but in order that the works of God might be displayed in him." (John 9:4) Many people fail to understand God’s greater purposes for physical suffering. Instead of allowing the ...read more