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  • Temptation

    Contributed by David Trexler on Oct 12, 2006

    This sermon compares the temptation of Adam and Eve with the temptation of Christ, relating them both to our temptations today

    The Temptation of Eve and Christ (2006) Genesis 3:1-7 and Matthew 4:1-11 The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew the 4th chapter beginning at the first verse. Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and more

  • Shame: The Shame Of It All

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Christians and shame - couldn’t find the shame catagory - what a shame. also Rom 9:30-31

    Last Week, several people asked a question about temptation in last weeks sermon. In our James Scripture we learned that God does not tempt us nor can he himself be tempted. We found the word used in James to mean that God cannot seduce us, draw us into sin, nor can God be drawn into sin. The more

  • Enemies Exposed Series

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Oct 22, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Christians are not born again to be surrendered back over to the sins and lifestyle that kept them from having a healthy relationship with God, Christ and walking in step with the Holy Spirit.

    Turn your Bibles to 1 John 5:4-5 Title: Enemies Exposed Theme: Assessing the Problem Series: Grasping Our Authority in Christ Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves His child as well. This is how we know that we love the more

  • How Temptation Works Series

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Introduction of series on Temptation

    KILL OR BE KILLED Part 1-How Temptation Works Theme Passage—Genesis 3:1-6 October 7, 2007 Pastor Brian Matherlee “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals…”—Genesis 3:1 Set up clip from “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Turkish Delight”. THREE GUIDING more

  • The Cycle Of Settling Series

    Contributed by Mark Elkins on Mar 26, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Have you settled for the wrong things lately? Have you found yourself sitting on your lazy boy of life too often? Have you settled for ungodly things? Have you settled for less than God in your prayer life? In your Bible study? In your walk with God?

    THE CYCLE OF SETTLING Gen. 11:31-12:1, Cor. 14:3, I love Sunday afternoon. There is something special about having worshipped God, going out to eat with your family, and then coming home to this!!! Can I get a witness? What would happen though if I did this (point to chair) all of the time? more

  • What Will It Take?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 6, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Looking at the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness, we can ask ourselves, "what will it take to lead me into temptation?"

    What Will It Take? – Mt 4: 1 - 11 Intro: Drew Anderson from Tucson, Arizona wrote of his experience in Readers’ Digest. He was shopping in the mall with his wife when a shapely young woman in a short, form fitting dress walked by. He said as she walked by his eyes followed her. Without more

  • Made For A Mission Stay On Course Series

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Feb 11, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    This is part 1 in my series Made For A Mission. I look in this message on the need to stay on course to avoid moral failure.

    Made For A Mission—Stay On Course 2/3/2007 2 Samuel 7:8-7:22 2 Timothy 2:1-15 Today the New York Giants and The New England Patriots are on a mission to win the NFL’s greatest prize which is the Superbowl. This is the game all the NFL teams try so hard to reach. In the last game of more

  • How To Get A Handle On Criticism Within The Church

    Contributed by Jennifer Casto on May 23, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Keep right attitudes and God will open doors that no man can shut---and will shut doors that man opened---keeping you on the right path but you must trust Him and listen to His direction! God has a promotion in store and he sends along a test… If we get

    All of us we will have those times Talking about us, make us look bad, blowing things out of proportions Not helping but trying to drag us down Based on jelousy and a competitive spirit You have what they want and instead of waiting and believeing God for something they lash out at those who more

  • The Simple Truth About Temptation Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    All Christians can overcome temptation by taking the way out that is provided.

    There’s a real benefit to the ability to resist temptation... especially in the realm of sin. For some, it will be easier than others – but if any of us wants to succeed in our spiritual lives – let alone the rest of our lives – we must come to grips with how to overcome temptation. That’s more

  • Is The Price Really Right? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    When it comes to marketing Christianity, Peter had it all wrong. But he tells it as it is, and maybe we need to refresh our memories: Christianity is not a bed of roses –not yet.

    Is the Price Really Right? (I Peter 4:1-6) 1. Back in 1889, Sid and Leah’s bull took sick and died, so they needed to go to the auction to buy a new one. Sid couldn’t leave the farm because he was busy starting a farming equipment business, so Leah took the train to the city to buy a bull. If more

  • Temptations And Growth Series

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Mar 2, 2004
    based on 11 ratings

    Temptations have a very positive side to them, that we often overlook.

    Temptations and Growth Purpose Driven Life #26 Cornwall/Montreal February 14, 2004 "My temptations have been my masters in divinity." So said one theologian, who recognized the important place of temptations in the process of Christian growth. Most of us are not too keen on being tempted and more

  • When You're Tempted, God Is Faithful

    Contributed by Jeffrey Samelson on Mar 22, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    Encouragement for us in the face of temptation.

    March 14, 2004 — Third Sunday in Lent Christ Lutheran Church, Columbia, MD Pastor Jeff Samelson 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 When You Are Tempted, God Is Faithful Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. The Word of God for our study this Sunday is our more

  • Who Is Your God?

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on May 4, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    As many people get involved with, movie stars, pop artist, Money Mogoles and polotictions ,who becomes more important in their lives?

    Who is Your God? The Bible tells us in no uncertain terms, Thou shall have no other Gods before me. Who are some people making a god of? Acts 12:20-23, Lets read these verses. And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon; but more

  • Tempting Good News

    Contributed by Ricky Johnson on Mar 12, 2007

    A sermon expounding upon the Good News in Temptations.

    When I first returned to the Church I found a reading schedule which allowed me to read through the Bible in one year. I had never read through the Bible so I decided to challenge myself to complete this task. While involved in this pursuit I would make notes of certain verses or thoughts I had more

  • How Not To Deal With Temptation Series

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Mar 24, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    David’s failure when temptation came shows us how NOT to deal with this thing called temptation. God has provided a way of escape, not a way of excuse.

    How NOT to Deal with Temptation 2 Samuel 11-12 1) ESCAPE, not EXCUSE While God has provided an ESCAPE route, He has not given you an EXCUSE route! 1 Corinthians 10:13 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be more