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  • Handling Temptaion Series

    Contributed by Mark Jones on Jan 13, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    We all face temptation. How we respond to that temptation will determine who we are following. We will discuss Jesus' temptation, Satan's method of operation, God's promise, and our biblical strategy in the face of temptation.

    RED LETTERS PT 1 – HANDLING TEMPTATION The Setting: Wilderness. Reflection: Israel and their wilderness “testing”. Illustration: As the Union Pacific Railroad was being constructed, an elaborate trestle bridge was built across a large canyon in the West. Wanting to more

  • Choice And Testing

    Contributed by Jyoti Banerjee on Nov 27, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Testing and temptation: Jesus’s encounter with the Devil was a shadow of the cross in the wilderness.

    We just heard the reading from Matthew 4. When Matthew wrote his book, he had no idea that there was going to be a chapter break right at that point of his book. So I suggest we take a look at a few verses before Matthew 4 to get a sense of Matthew’s thought pattern. At the end of Chapter 3, we more

  • The Unmasking Of Halloween

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Oct 24, 2005
    based on 178 ratings

    An attempt to remind believers concerning the true nature of Halloween and some alternatives to celbrating this time of year.

    One Halloween night, a little boy, dressed in a devil costume knocked on my door wanting candy. When I saw him, I thought to myself, ’how sad it is that our society encourages children to dress up as Satan and other evil personalities. Don’t parents realize that Satan is real and not some sort of more

  • Jesus Begins His Ministry

    Contributed by James Snyder on Mar 18, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    The focus of the Holy Spirit is a ministry that accents the Jesus-factor in our daily life.

    Ministry is a very common topic among us who are Christians. We talk about it and believe that we are doing ministry for the Lord. Yet, very few people understand the dynamics involved in spiritual ministry. It is not like doing a job out in the world, although we have somehow made it like that. more

  • What Must I Do To Be Saved

    Contributed by John Baggett on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 47 ratings

    Straight Forward Salvation- Shows the greatness of Jesus and the simpleness of salvation. Simple enough for the unchurched and powerful enough for the long time Christian

    What Must I Do To Be Saved Acts 16:27-34 Turn if you will to Acts 16 With all the religions from Buddhism to Islam to Christianity our world is seemingly covered in a cloud of confusion. When one finds the truth of Christianity... knowing that it is Christ... and Christ alone in which more

  • What Is The Bible?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 11, 2002
    based on 25 ratings

    God has given us the Bible to know how to love, follow, trust, and obey God.

    Just before I moved here a friend of mine took me up in a single engine aircraft that he jointly owned with several other persons. It was a clear and warm August day in 2000 and we flew over downtown Grand Rapids and made several circles around our home in NE Grand Rapids as I took pictures of it more

  • Halloween Sermon

    Contributed by Rev. Randy Barker on Oct 29, 2014

    no halloween

    Due to the large amount of sermons and topics that appear on this site I feel it is necessary to post this disclaimer on all sermons posted. my sermon ideas and illustrations are often taken from many sources including those at, there could be instances where other more

  • The Beast From The Sea Part Iii Following The Lie Series

    Contributed by Pastor Jeff Hughes on Jan 12, 2014

    What Satan has always wanted: worship of men and angels

    Seventy five years ago this October, in 1938, masses of people were duped across the United States. Orson Welles, radio actor and director of Mercury Theater, unintentionally created the greatest case of mass hysteria ever seen. What Welles did that was so unusual was that he intentionally made more

  • Temptation--Only A Question, Not An Answer

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Apr 7, 2007
    based on 34 ratings

    Temptation comes in varied and subtle ways. But we can resist in rather than give in.

    April, 2007 “Temptation--Only a Question, Not an Answer” Matthew 4:1-11 INTRODUCTION: Desserts have sometimes been named “seduction” or “temptation” because there is something “delicious” and full of promise offered. Oscar Wilde said, “The only way to get rid of temptation is to more

  • Living In The Light! "What's Wrong With Halloween?”

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Oct 29, 2009
    based on 45 ratings

    Halloween is one of those days that is viewed by different people in different ways. Within every church there are different views and opinions. This message is not about opinion, it is about truth, the truth contained in God’s Word the Bible, the truth

    Ashingdon AM 25 10 2009 Living in the Light - What’s Wrong with Halloween? Ephesians 5:11-5:17 Deut 18:9-12 Late one dark night, two men were walking home after a party. They were tired and desperate to get home So they decided to take a shortcut through a cemetery. They got to about the more

  • "Keep Going!"

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 86 ratings

    Speaking to those who are ’sure’ in their faith (not mature, but sure), Paul directs our attention to the Israelites in the wilderness who thought the same thing. We are invited to examine our faith journey.

    Bibliography: Finding Christ, Finding Life: covenant & community Tonight I am speaking to those who are sure in their faith. Notice I said those who are sure in their faith, not those who are mature in their faith. Although sometimes the two terms go together, tonight we make a distinction more

  • Dealing With Temptation Series

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Apr 5, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The way in which Jesus faced temptation teaches us how we can deal with it too. We are all tempted. However, like Jesus, we can resist temptation

    NOTE: The strategies for resisting temptation at the end of this sermon were taken from a sermon entitled "Claiming the Victory – Strategies for Resisting Temptation" by Keith Manry -Foun here on Introduction: What tempts you? I’m not talking about the ice cream and chocolate more

  • How Jesus Overcame The Temptations Of The Devil

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Feb 24, 2015

    How Jesus transcended the “if” / “then” logic of the Satan’s temptation. Jesus was human like us, but he knew how to overcome, and he teaches us. Please read on and be blessed!!!

    This sermon was delivered to St Oswald’s in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland on the 22nd February 2015; (St Oswald’s is a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Dumfries). “Please be seated, and join me in a short prayer.” Let the words of my mouth, and the more

  • Into The Wilderness Series

    Contributed by Chris Kelly on Jul 6, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    What I at first thought was a dry and boring book with no relevance to my life, turned out to be one of the most profound and exciting books in the bible, with full of application to my life! Learn how to make it through the "wilderness" of this life suc

    Into the Wilderness Series: A Biblical Guide to Wilderness Survival August 14, 2010 I have to admit to you this morning that I’m scared to death about what I’m about to do! Today, I’m starting a new message series, but let me tell you what I’m really scared more

  • Say What!?!

    Contributed by Josh Foster on Feb 19, 2014

    We may not understand all of what Jesus says ~ or see where He’ll take us, as we continue to walk with Him; but, the point is, do we trust Him with our life and with our heart?

    Walkin’ with Jesus: Say What!?! Scripture Text: Mark 8.31-38 INTRODUCTION Did you hear about the high school basketball team that showed exceptional sportsmanship? A couple of weeks ago, the two-teams suited-up to play. …The problem-was that one of the key-players more