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  • Lesson 2: How To Overcome Temptations Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Falwell on Apr 28, 2005
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,758 views

    “Blessed is the man that endureth temptations: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neit

    A. INTRODUCTION JAMES 1:12-15 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptations: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither ...read more

  • Can Humans Have Integrity?

    Contributed by Douglas Vincent on Nov 22, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 805 views

    Satan challenges God asumption that Job is righteous. The open question of Job is, "Can humans serve God for who he is?" Can they have real integrity.

    When I was a child my mom had to promise me she would give me a prize if I was good in the grocery store. I didn’t get that many prizes. But the motivation for my goodness was a prize. As I matured my Mother would ask me to be good in the store out of respect for her and the other shoppers. ...read more

  • Overcoming Temptation

    Contributed by Todd Nelson on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,640 views

    Whether it’s anger, insecurity, fear, low self-esteem, lust, infidelity, pride, financial problems due to over spending, laziness, unbearable marriages, broken parent-child relationships or being over weight, ALL of us have personal struggles in our lives

    Overcoming Temptation: Discovering How To Reign In Life Those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:17) INTRODUCTION: Whether it’s anger, insecurity, fear, low self-esteem, lust, infidelity, pride, financial ...read more

  • Temptation

    Contributed by Paul Humphrey on Jan 12, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,067 views

    Jesus teaches us to pray that we are not tempted.

    A guy had a dream he had went to heaven and saw many clocks. As is customary with these stories St. Peter is attending the gate. When asked what the clocks were for Peter replied that every person on earth has a clock here, and each time one sins, the hand on their clock moves just a bit. The ...read more

  • The Storms Of Life Series

    Contributed by Josh Reich on Apr 17, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,706 views

    This is the first part of our series on James. We talked about the difference between trials and temptations and how to handle them.

    We are starting a brand new series today called a search for what is real. Between now and the end of June we are going to be walking through one of my favorite books of the Bible, and one of the most controversial ones, the book of James. When I was in college, I led a small group of high ...read more

  • How To Handle Temptation

    Contributed by Doane Brubaker on Apr 23, 2007
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,869 views

    Five principles for dealing with the temptations we face.

    Ronald Meridith described in Hurryin’ Big for Little Reasons a quiet evening when he heard the sound of wild geese approaching in flight. He noticed the tame geese on his pond. “They heard the wild call they had once known. The honking… sent little arrows of prompting deep into their wild ...read more

  • Managing Temptation

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Jun 1, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,388 views

    Satan is in no hurry to destroy us! He would rather be successful than speedy. We must manage the temptations that lure us towards destruction.

    A STORY WAS ONCE TOLD A BOUT THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD LINE AS IT WAS BEING CONSTRUCTED. AT ONE LOCATION ALONG THE ROUTE AN ELABORATE TRESTLE BRIDGE WAS BUILT ACROSS A LARGE CANYON IN THE WEST. WANTING TO TEST THE BRIDGE, THE BUILDER LOADED A TRAIN WITH ENOUGH EXTRA CARS AND EQUIPMENT TO ...read more

  • How To Handle Temptation

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on May 31, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 919 views

    This sermon examines three attitudes that will help you handle temptation.

    If we are to handle temptation there are three attitudes we must adopt. 1. The first attitude is to see the cause of the temptation. Apparently some people, to whom James wrote, were blaming God for their temptation. James says “No one, when tempted, should say, “I am being tempted by God”; ...read more

  • The Agony Of Defeat

    Contributed by Matthew Sickling on Mar 31, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,436 views

    This sermon deals with temptation and the fact that God doesn’t want us to experience the agony of defeat, but wants us to enjoy the thrill of victory.

    Introduction: You may not recognize the name but Vinko Bogataj, but in a few minutes those of you over the age of 35 will remember him, and those of you who are younger than that will be able to identify with him more than you might think. On March 21st, 1970, Bogataj was competing at the ...read more

  • How To Overcome Temptation

    Contributed by Isaac Reed Jr on Mar 21, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,276 views

    This message will teach you how to overcome temptation in your life. Temptation is an enticement or an invitation to sin, or to solicit or provoke one to perform a sinful act againist God.

    Two things about temptation, it will either make you or brake you. It is designed to destroy you, cause you to fall and ultimately separate you from God. Temptation involves the five senses which are to hear, feel, touch, see and taste. 1: Follow Instructions A. Vs. 13 - Hold on the the ...read more

  • Count It All Joy

    Contributed by John Gant, Jr. on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,408 views

    Your deliverance is on the way

    “Count It All Joy” James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work , that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. You know the grass withered and the ...read more

  • Beyond The Sandbars Of Liberty Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jul 14, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,174 views

    Liberty provides us freedom. Freedom allows us to excel, to take risks, to achieve great things for God. Often though, we want to try and extend the reach of our liberty in Christ, and in doing so, we actually lose liberty and place our self in the cont

    BEYOND THE SANDBARS OF LIBERTY 1 CORINTHIANS 6:12-20 INTRODUCTION: Not too long ago there were several newspaper and television accounts of shark attacks, two in Florida, and one here in New Jersey. One of the reasons sighted for one of the attacks is that the victim was out too far – ie; they ...read more

  • Three Keys To Overcoming Temptations

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,241 views

    We overcome temptation by walking in the Spirit, the Word of God, and commitment.

    08/7/05 AM THREE KEYS TO OVERCOMING TEMPTATION I hate temptations. They are so hard to resist and so easy to yield to. Some of us are like children who are told not to go out the door, as they continue to go out the door, etc. When we misbehave, the Holy Spirit is screaming don’t do ...read more

  • Improving Your Signal Strength Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 4, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,286 views

    7th message in an 8 week series on the Lord’s Prayer. This one deals with the phrase: "Keep us from temptation and deliver us from the Evil One."

    Can You Hear Me Now? Good! Week 7 “Improving Your Signal Strength” MATTHEW 6:13 & 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13 INTRODUCTION: Rick Warren tells of a Pastor in California that had to go into downtown Santa Ana for a meeting. He was late and ended up parking in a No Parking Zone. He wrote a note to ...read more

  • When You Play With Fire Series

    Contributed by Dale Harlow on Jan 9, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,836 views

    Joseph provides a great example for us in how to deal with temptation. If you flirt with temptation, sooner or later, you are going to get burnt.

    If you have been reading your children’s Bible Story books you might have read the story about Joseph and the coat of many colors. Joseph was a favorite of his father Jacob and because of the favoritism his 10 older brothers despised him. But to make matters worse, Joseph also had a miraculous ...read more