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  • The Temptation Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Feb 8, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,857 views

    Part 7 in preaching through the book of Matthew. Looking at the temptation of Jesus.

    Sermon-2/4/07-Matt. 4:1-11-The Temptation of Christ Intro. 2 examples of How to avoid temptation: 1) Joke 2) Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-543 AD) sought to avoid temptation by wearing a rough hair shirt and living in a cave for 3 years, where his food was lowered to him on a cord. He once threw ...read more

  • Temptations Of Christ

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 12, 2011
    based on 10 ratings
     | 8,207 views

    Jesus being tempted in three important areas of life 1. Our need for food 2. Our need for identity and 3. Our need to worship The choice is how we respond

    Introduction Leo Tolstoy tells this story: A young Russian inherits his father’s small farm. He immediately starts dreaming of how to expand his property when one morning a well-dressed stranger visits him and makes him an offer that is too good to be true. He could have free of ...read more

  • Temptation - A Blessing Or A Curse

    Contributed by Joseph Wallis on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 149 ratings
     | 5,695 views

    Sermon on Temptation from the Temptation of christ

    TEMPTATION - A BLESSING OR A CURSE TEXT - Luke 4: 1 - 15 INTRO. - I want to speak on one of the inescapable facts of life and something that fills the pages of Scripture. I want to speak on the subject of temptation. Temptation is something that we all must face and was something that our ...read more

  • Motivation

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 13, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,009 views

    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. ...read more

  • Temptations Along The Way Series

    Contributed by Peter Chan on Mar 10, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 7,047 views

    To learn from Jesus how we may deal with temptations in our lives: Be Scriptural, Be Straightfoward, Be Submissive.

    Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship Service 13th February 2005 Text : Luke 4:1–13 (cf. Matthew 4:1–11) Title : Temptations Along the Way Introduction There was a poor village pastor who was mad at his wife for being a spendthrift. He angrily confronted his wife with the ...read more

  • "What To Do About The Devil"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Feb 27, 2004
    based on 56 ratings
     | 5,795 views

    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 www.parkview-umc.org. 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 ...read more

  • Sermon For The Beginning Of Lent

    Contributed by Michael Hopkins on Aug 25, 2005
    based on 158 ratings
     | 22,786 views

    A sermon for the beginning of Lent, written for a small congregation in an English country chapel

  • Child Of The King: Temptation And Identity

    Contributed by Paul Humphrey on Mar 5, 2006
    based on 70 ratings
     | 18,453 views

    The Devil’s temptation of Jesus centered upon "if you are the Son of God." Even at the cross a voice cries, "If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross" (MT 27:40). Satan’s way may seem easier, but those led by the Spirit have a far different w

    Child of the King: Temptation and Identity First Sunday of Lent 2006 Dr. Paul G. Humphrey There was a young preacher visiting with an old man who had an old hound dog. The preacher said, “that sure is a nice dog, what is his name?” The old farmer hemmed and hawed and said, “what is that ...read more

  • How To Let Jesus Deliver You From Temptation

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 1, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 1,715 views

    How to Let Jesus Deliver You From Temptation - Matt. 4:1-11

    How to Let Jesus Deliver You From Temptation – Matt. 4:1-12 Avoid temptations of all types by fixing your eyes on Jesus the author and perfector of our faith. Illustration: A young Indiana college student won a competition for performing the most outlandish stunt to earn a prize of ...read more

  • The Mountain Of Temptation

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 87 ratings
     | 8,182 views

    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 ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Wilderness

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Sep 27, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 5,863 views

    Matthew shows how we can overcome sin by not making the same mistakes that the Israelites did and by following the example of Jesus in dealing with temptation.

    FOLLOWING JESUS TO THE WILDERNESS FOCUS: THE TEXT SHOWS HOW CHRIST DEFEATED SATAN’S TEMPTATIONS IN THE WILDERNESS. FUNCTION: TO SHOWS THE HEARERS HOW JESUS IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE IN DEFEATING SATAN’S TEMPTATIONS. TEXT: LUKE 4:1-13 Mark Thornton stood 6 feet with his black pin ...read more

  • Temptations Along The Way Series

    Contributed by Peter Chan on Mar 10, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,079 views

    Learning from Jesus how we may deal with temptations in our journey as disciples: Be Scriptural, Be Straightforward and Be Submissive.

    Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship Service 13th February 2005 Text : Luke 4:1–13 (cf. Matthew 4:1–11) Title : Temptations Along the Way Introduction When tempted to sin, if only we would see the real filth we would be kissing if we succumb to it. Temptation Testing / ...read more

  • Heaven's Empathy

    Contributed by Steven Chapman on Jun 17, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,548 views

    We have heard numerous stories about Jesus’ temptation. Yet, perhaps the amazing thing of the story of Christ’s temptations is that He knows our story so well.

    Heaven’s Empathy for You and Me Luke 4:1-13 Movement One: Jesus was tempted Set Stage: (Bracket discussion by familiarity). Questions: We know this story, don’t we? You have heard it preached many times? You have studied it in Bible studies and Sunday School haven’t you? I think we would all ...read more

  • When The Tempter Comes Series

    Contributed by John Gaines on Jan 30, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,173 views

    Jesus resists the devil’s temptation and shows us the way to deal with Satan.

    WHEN THE TEMPTER COMES INTRODUCTION 1. Matthew 4:1-10 (NKJV) Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. {2} And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. {3} Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, "If You are the ...read more

  • The "If" Of Temptation Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 17, 2006
    based on 54 ratings
     | 6,775 views

    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 ...read more