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  • Facing Temptation

    Contributed by David Seeley on Mar 6, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    God has promised to provide a way of escape for every temptation we face. Because of this there is no need for us to fall repeatedly into sin. We must learn to lean on His strength to keep us strong during temptation.

    Facing Temptation Text: Luke 22:31-32 “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” I. Realize that Jesus was tempted (Hebrews more

  • After The Fall Series

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on May 22, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Part 4 in a 4 part series on the temptations we face and how to deal with them.

    AN APPLE A DAY The Temptations We Face Part 4, “After the Fall” May 21, 2006 Pastor Brian Matherlee Do you ever wonder if you have sinned too much or too badly for God to forgive you? Tell the story of David and Bathsheba from 2 Samuel 11 At what point did David’s temptation become more

  • How To Overcome The Temptations Of The Devil?

    Contributed by David Mende on Jul 4, 2018
    based on 25 ratings

    All of us go through temptations. Even Jesus did. In this sermon, you will learn as to how Jesus overcame the temptations of Satan. I would be delighted if you could rate this sermon and give a brief feedback.

    How to overcome the temptations of the devil? Introduction How many of us sitting here face temptations in our day to day lives? When I interact with teenagers and young people, they often ask me this question – “I face a lot of temptations. How can I overcome temptations from more

  • War Of The Words Series

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Jul 14, 2005
    based on 2 ratings

    They have been here and many people who lived before us didn’t know. They are here now attacking us and many of us don’t recognize it. We are in a war. But we are often unaware. We could call it, not the War of the Worlds, but the War of the Words.

    I remember a time when I was hit hard with criticism. Three times in a row. A letter. A phone call. A conversation. Three punches to the gut. I heard things like: “You’re not honoring God. You’re just trying to entertain people. You’re too tolerant. You don’t give seasoned Christians more

  • Temptation Island Series

    Contributed by Daniel Colvin on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 3 ratings

    Learning to say no in the face of temptation and learning to keep Satan from getting a foot hold in our lives

    Temptation Island James 1:12-15 Introduction (Hand out Hawaiian leis when people come in) Watching TV one night a commercial came on for a new type of game show while showing an exotic island the announcer says: “6 couples put true love to the ultimate test on Temptation Island.” I thought to more

  • "Let No Man Say..." Dr. Winson Butler

    Contributed by Winson Butler on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 10 ratings

    There is a high cost to low living. Temptation brings out the best or should I say the worst in us all. Let’s see why!

    Introduction When the subject of temptation comes up, what do you think of or about? Embesselment, proposition, the unknown? If the truth be known temptation has no boundries and many faces and all of us at one time or another will be tempted in some way! For this reason James offers counsel more

  • Satan’s Plan For Your Life

    Contributed by Robert Harmon on Mar 5, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    Jesus has a plan for us, but so does Satan! Who will we listen to when temptation sneaks into our lives?

    INTRODUCTION When we look at the start of Jesus’ earthly ministry, we have a great contrast that starts off with Jesus being immersed in the river by John, and the glory of the Father and the Spirit shining on Him. Immediately afterward, we are taken to the dry, barren wilderness, where more

  • From Fear To Courage Series

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Mar 10, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    We face difficult temptations throughout our lives, but through the grace of God in Jesus Christ, we cannot only be forgiven of our past mistakes, but empowered to overcome future temptations.

    A young man was sent to Spain by his company to work in a new office they were opening there. He accepted the assignment because it would enable him to earn enough money to marry his long-time girlfriend. The plan was to pool their money and, when he returned, put a down-payment on a house, and get more

  • Spiritual Weapons

    Contributed by Bobby Sims, Jr. on Oct 17, 2001
    based on 9 ratings

    Defense against sin.

    “Spiritual Weapons” Eph 6 : 16-19 Intro: In the Gospel of Christ total righteousness of God is revealed. Often Satan and his dark kingdom try to penetrate into that which is light and true and pure. Man (flesh) is sometimes easily penetrated by dark forces. But today we want to focus in on more

  • Do Not Enter: Resisting Temptation Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Mar 12, 2003
    based on 20 ratings

    Jesus shows us ways we can be successful in resisting temptation.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches First Sunday of Lent March 9, 2003 “Do Not Enter: Resisting Temptation” Matthew 26:36-46 INTRODUCTION: How many have seen a “Do Not Enter” sign on the highway or somewhere in town? How many of you have deliberately driven into such an area anyway? How many more

  • The Progressive Nature Of Sin

    Contributed by Lee Henry on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    James teaches us that big sins begin with small temptations.

    The Progressive Nature of Sin James 1:13-15 “Great oaks from little acorns grow.” The mustard seed “is smaller that all other seeds, but when it is full grown...becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” (Matt. 13:31) In this life we can all think of many more

  • Temptation

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Learn to say NO to temptation

    Temptation James 1:13-16 The reality to foresee (13a) The reasoning to forsake (13b) The responsibility to face (14,15) The recklessness to forbid (16) Few men give such a great example of victorious Christian living as Joseph does. Genesis 39 gives us one of the most instructive more

  • Hanging In There Through Temptation Series

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Temptation comes to all of us. But, like Christ, we can counteract temptation and resist it in the power of the Holy Spirit.

    James 1:2-4, 12-17 Is there anyone who has not been tempted to sin this week? If so, you may leave now. You can go straight to Braums. One of the truly great historical characters was Mark Antony. He was known as the “silver-throated orator of Rome.” He was a brilliant statesman, magnificent more

  • Ctwccofgw #3 - The Guarantee Of Victory Over Temptation Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Third in this series based on The Navigators’ "Lessons on Assurance." By the way, I came to Christ through the Nav ministry in college, and these five lessons in this series were the first things I learned as a baby believer.

    Cool Things We Can Count On from God’s Word #3 – The Guarantee of Victory Over Temptation 1 Corinthians 10:13 Introduction This last week I finally decided to get my glasses fixed. They weren’t broken, but I had been bothered from the beginning about the fact that the temple pieces were more

  • When I Surrender To Temptation Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Oct 22, 2007

    Temptation is always a threat to the child of God. The message is a consideration of the source of temptation and the consequences of surrender to temptation.

    JAMES 1:13-15 WHEN I SURRENDER TO TEMPTATION “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God,’ for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives more