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  • The Temptation Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Feb 8, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,774 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

  • Temptation - A Blessing Or A Curse

    Contributed by Joseph Wallis on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 149 ratings
     | 5,651 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

  • Temptations Along The Way Series

    Contributed by Peter Chan on Mar 10, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 6,997 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

  • Sermon For The Beginning Of Lent

    Contributed by Michael Hopkins on Aug 25, 2005
    based on 158 ratings
     | 22,700 views

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

    The shortest sermon ever recorded, which you won’t be getting this morning, consisted of the preacher going into the pulpit and quoting Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death”, and adding “there has been no change in the rate of pay. Amen”. It’s not very fashionable these days to talk about sin ...read more

  • "It Is Written

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Mar 28, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 9,687 views

    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 ...read more

  • Motivation

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 13, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,933 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

  • "What To Do About The Devil"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Feb 27, 2004
    based on 56 ratings
     | 5,734 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

  • Child Of The King: Temptation And Identity

    Contributed by Paul Humphrey on Mar 5, 2006
    based on 70 ratings
     | 18,368 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
     | 1,682 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
     | 8,102 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

  • The Gospel Of Jesus: Swordfight In The Desert Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 23, 2006
    based on 234 ratings
     | 100,267 views

    Jesus didn’t just defeat sin for us on the cross...it 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 ...read more

  • A Messiah Who Fights Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Feb 15, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,033 views

    Jesus shows us how to deal with Satan; face him head on.

    A Messiah Who Fights Text: Matt. 4:1-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: "If we wish to be free...we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms, and to the God of hosts, is all that is left us...It is vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but ...read more

  • Your Adversary The Devil Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Nov 15, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 8,453 views

    FAITH TO STAND (part 1) A 6 week series based on the temptation of Christ. Through Christ’s example we can overcome the attack of the enemy. The first key to any victory is to know your enemy. This message examines who Satan really is.

    Faith to Stand (part 1) Put simply, the Christians life is a war. An unseen battle rages not just around us, but within us. Deep within our heart a life-and-death struggle rages for our soul. No on can run from the battle line; it’s impossible to hide from the attack. The reality of this ...read more

  • Temptation And The Reality Of The Devil

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Feb 16, 2002
    based on 69 ratings
     | 1,730 views

    Exegesis of the Temptation in the Wilderness and an examination of the reality of the Devil from a non-fundamentalist perspective. "The greatest achievement of the devil was to convince people he no longer existed."

    Sermon: 1st Sunday of Lent, Year A: 17th February 2002. Text: Matthew 4:1-11 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “I can resist anything… except temptation!” So said the great wit, Oscar Wilde. Of all things in this world, temptation is something ...read more

  • Prayer & Temptation Part I Series

    Contributed by Fernie Franco on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,660 views

    OVERCOMING TEMPTATION THROUGH THE POWER OF PRAYER

    PRAYER AND TEMPTATION PART I INTRO: “The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything” · Prayer is the direction of tonight’s service. · (Illustration) – “Wrong ...read more