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  • Led By The Spirit, Still Tempted

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Sep 22, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    We can repent and believe, but we will never grow if we don’t overcome temptation by God’s Word.

    Lead by the Spirit - still tempted Scripture: Matthew 4:1-17 As we start our message this morning, I want you to look at Matthew 3, verse 2. “John said, ‘Change your hearts and lives because the kingdom of heaven is near.’” Jesus’ first message as he began his preaching ministry was the more

  • What Did Jesus Do About Temptation? Series

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 1, 2009
    based on 19 ratings

    Jesus was tempted but did not sin. His relationship with God, fuelled by his love for scripture was a key ingredient. This sermon looks at 3 things that can help us deal with temptation.

    What did Jesus do about temptation? Today’s question is ‘What did Jesus do about temptation? If an advert on the television is to be believed then temptation truly comes in the form of cakes or chocolate in the fridge; but of course temptation comes in many shapes and sizes, such as the story of more

  • Into The Wild With Jesus

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Mar 1, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    A spiritual wilderness may be a place we fight Satan and face-off with our inner demons.

    Title: Into the Wild (with Jesus) Text: Mark 1:9-15 Thesis: A spiritual wilderness may be a place we fight with Satan and face-off with our inner demons. Introduction You may be wondering why this particular story is pertinent to us today. The story is pertinent because it does at more

  • Lusting After The 3 Ps Series

    Contributed by Timothy P on Feb 11, 2009

    Sermon on Matthew 4:1-11 - Lusting after the 3 Ps

    Matt 4:1-11 The gods we serve Introduction Today we are embarking on a new series called "The gods that we serve". We will looking at the temptations of Jesus in Matthew 4:1-11 as our primary passage of Scripture. This series will cover the 3 temptations, namely the lust of the flesh, the lust more

  • Baptism And The Battleground

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Mar 6, 2003
    based on 93 ratings

    We can only win over and against temptation by putting our faith in Jesus Christ who can help us to resist temptation.

    BAPTISM AND THE BATTLEGROUND Text: Mark 1:9-15 "It is said that Ignatius of Loyola once had a hole dug for the novices [rookies] of his order a grave, having them buried except for their heads, asking, "Are you dead?" To those who answered yes, he would reply, "Rise then, and more

  • "It Is Written

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Mar 31, 2003
    based on 22 ratings

    Why Jesus believed in the Bible

    “IT IS WRITTEN!!!” Deut. 8:1-10 Some of us can remember back to the war that we had with Saddam Hussein in 1991. We did not know all that we had to fight with for some things had not been proven. We found out when he launched 86 Scud missiles towards us. Most of them missed their targets. We had more

  • Motivation

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 14, 2003
    based on 45 ratings

    What is our motivation to resist temptation?

    Motivation! When the circulation of the Pravada (formerly the official mouthpiece of the Communist party) fell, it was the “church” of the Communist party. The editors remarked wistfully that Christianity and Communism have many of the same ideals: equality, sharing, justice and racial harmony. more

  • "What To Do About The Devil"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 56 ratings

    A sermon on making choices.

    Luke 4:1-13 “What to do About the Devil” By: Kenneth Emerson Sauer Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA Right before Jesus goes into the desert Jesus was baptized and “heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like more

  • How About A Piece Of Pie?

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    Temptation of Jesus - You can do it, easier and quick and test God. The devil knows how to tempt you, not just a generic temptation. He knows the best time, the best place, the most tempting thing to offer.

    How about a piece of pie? Luke 4:1-13 Today we are talking about temptation. Most of you may remember the Flip Wilson Show and his character Geraldine, Always saying “the devil made me do it!” We tend to think like that don’t we? If we sin and we feel caught or guilty we like to blame more

  • Jesus Turns Away Temptation

    Contributed by Jeffrey Samelson on Mar 2, 2004
    based on 69 ratings

    A look at the devil’s temptation of Christ and what it gives us for dealing with temptation in our own lives.

    February 29, 2004 — First Sunday in Lent Christ Lutheran Church, Columbia, MD Pastor Jeff Samelson Luke 4:1-13 Jesus TURNS Away Temptation Trust Use God’s Word Recognize Temptation Never Surrender (note: An outline for the congregation should be printed in the bulletin, put on more

  • Resist The Devil

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings

    From the Lord’s example of His temptation in the wilderness we can learn of Satan’s schemes and how to have victory over his temptations.

    Resist the Devil Matthew 4:1-11 Be careful what you read and how you read it. Words are important and they can often be misunderstood. Nothing demonstrates this better than some humorous headlines from 2005. These are serious headlines that somehow made it past the editor’s table. Read them more

  • The Gospel Of Jesus: Swordfight In The Desert Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 232 ratings

    Jesus didn’t just defeat sin for us on the started early in His ministry when He was tempted. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    The Gospel of Jesus – Swordfight in the Desert Matthew 4:1-11 A three-year-old entered the kitchen when his mother was busy elsewhere in the house. She had told him not to get into the cookies. But in her absence he pulled a kitchen chair over to the counter and climbed up on it. Then he took more

  • The "If" Of Temptation Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 17, 2006
    based on 53 ratings

    Sermon on the three temptations of Jesus.

    The “If” of Temptation Luke 4:1-13 INTRO.: We are all tempted to sin. We know we shouldn’t, but we are often drawn like a moth to the flame. When we sin, we cannot say, “The Devil made me do it.” He really hasn’t that power. However, we must recognize we do have an enemy who will tempt us into more

  • Tempted? Deal With It.

    Contributed by Donald Minshew on Jul 31, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    This message applies the temptation of Christ to our lives.

    Background for temptation q Temptation takes place after an emotional high – baptism of Christ. q Temptation comes at a time of spiritual strength: communion of Father, Son and Spirit q Temptation comes in the midst of spiritual service – fasting. q Tempation comes at a time of physical more

  • The Mountain Of Temptation

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 87 ratings

    The temptations of Jesus show the pattern of our spiritual growth

    THE MOUNTAIN OF TEMPTATION TEXT: Matthew 4:1-11 We have a lot of jokes about temptation... “I can resist anything but temptation,” is a common phrase in all circles...religious and non. I think we do that because we’re nervous. We know it’s not just funny, but true, and maybe by making more