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  • Testing God

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Mar 20, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    Do you test God or trust God? What are the ways we try to control God in order to get our way?

    To understand how the devil is tempting Jesus here in this second temptation, we first need an accurate picture of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a city which was built on a very high plateau and is surrounded by deep valleys. Whenever you read in the Bible about someone going to Jerusalem you will more

  • Testing God!

    Contributed by Rod Elmore on Feb 18, 2013
    based on 6 ratings

    After the northern kingdom of Israel was conquered and taken into exile, the Assyrians brought in foreign people to replace the Samarians. These people mingled with the remaining Israelites and introduced new religious ideas.

    1. It is not healthy to test God Mat 4:7, Luke 4:12 Mat 4:7 Jesus said to him, "It is written again, 'You shall not tempt the LORD yourGod. Luke 4:12 And Jesus answered and said to him, "It has been said, 'you shall not tempt the LORD your God. Luke 16:15 And He said to them, "You are those more

  • Testing God Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Apr 20, 2016

    Testing God is the recurring theme as the psalmist recounts the waywardness of the Israelites. Three times it is mentioned, each time presenting insight into the different perspectives between them and God about their relationship.

    Psalm 78:17-20, 40-41, 56-58 Testing God 12/27/09 D. Marion Clark Introduction You are familiar with the temptations of Jesus in the wilderness. Satan presents three temptations, all of which Jesus refutes, each time by quoting Scripture. For one of the temptations Satan sets Jesus on the more

  • Testing God

    Contributed by Robert Cox on Feb 24, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Should we put God to the test?

    LUKE 23:32 There were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death. 33 And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. 34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know more

  • Testing God

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 19, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    examines the second of Jesus’ responses to the temptaions of Satan

    Testing God Matt. 4:7 INTRO.: this week and next I want to continue my treatment of the three responses of Jesus to the temptations of Satan. There are a few things interesting to know about the temptations of Jesus. First, they were instigated by the Spirit of God. V. 1 That being the case, we more

  • Testing God Through Tithing

    Contributed by Robert Grey on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 214 ratings

    What does it mean when God asks us to test Him by tithing?

    Testing God through tithing. The text of this sermon can also be found at -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Much has been said about the importance of tithing. Little has been said about being more

  • A Time To Test God Series

    Contributed by Andy Almendarez on Dec 11, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    What a wonderful reminder that God has given His children through the lessons of the Old Testament Prophets…If we are faithful givers to God and His work, He promises to give back much more than we can even dream.

    A Time to Test God Malachi 3:10 What a wonderful reminder that God has given His children through the lessons of the Old Testament Prophets…If we are faithful givers to God and His work, He promises to give back much more than we can even dream. I. Bring in the Tithe II. Provide for the more

  • How To Pray " Can We Test God Series

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Aug 19, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    How our tithe can unleash a tremendous blessing from God.

    Today we are finishing our series on prayer. Next week we will be talking about heaven. We have gone through a number of passages on prayer. But for prayer to be real to you, you have to have a relationship with God. Words will only go so far if you heart is not in it. Our heart is not in prayer more

  • 40 Years Of Testing And Trying

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Nov 26, 2013

    To show that GOD needs no testing and trying, He's already proven from eternity past.

  • "I Believe God, But...." Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Oct 27, 2014

    One really does not believe in God when they put God to a test!

    We noted last week from Chapter 5 of 1 Samuel that God caused disease and death among the Philistines because they mocked God using the Ark of the Covenant which held the 10 Commandments. The Philistines thought that their god was stronger than the One and Only God; they tried to figure out a way more

  • Point Of No Return

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Apr 25, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Trying God

    The Point of no return (Prov. 1:28) Intro: On the river there is a place near rapids of waterfalls called the point of no return let’s take an imaginary journey down a seemingly peaceful river where you are lulled almost to the point of being asleep. We are in the comfort zone, so unaware of the more

  • Learning To Trust God!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 1, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    The story of Gideon is a great example of just an ordinary man who learned to trust God & became a man of impressive courage. (PowerPoints Available - #355)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (PowerPoints used with this message are available for free - just email me at & request #355.) TEXT: Judges 6:1-40 (NLT); Judges 7:1-25 (NLT); Matthew 6:31 (NLT); ILL. more

  • Obeying God

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 20, 2013
    based on 19 ratings

    When I finished college I rejoiced, thinking that at last I would be free of tests - that I would never have to take another. But I discovered that I was just starting a time of testing. In every stage of life there are tests... (Powerpoints - #154

  • Focused Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan 20, 2015

    Following his baptism Jesus is led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit and is tempted by Satan. His temptation helps him to focus on who he is and what he has been called to do.

  • Trial By Fire

    Contributed by David Ward on Jun 14, 2006
    based on 153 ratings

    BIG IDEA: In times of testing, God’s people fight fire with faith.

    “Trial By Fire” Daniel 3 INTRODUCTION: One time on a school field trip I visited Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. As the tour boat approached Fort Sumter, our teacher asked if the guides would be dressed in blue or in gray. Sumter had been a Union fort in Confederate more