"temptation" Tagged Sermons
We are not to fight against human beings. That just leads to more division and hostility. Our true enemy is the devil and all his dark forces that are at work behind all that is evil. We are to work together to find our common spiritual enemy with spiritual weapons. Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:10-17
Satan wants us to believe the lie that God doesn’t know what He’s doing. We believe Satan and try to make ourselves into gods, because if we’re god, we can do whatever we want. We see other people get away with things we know are wrong, so we decide it’s okay to do those things too. When we make the decision to indulge in temptation, we hurt our relationship with others and with God. In love, God tells us “No” for our eternal good. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Samson: Watch those Small Steps Samson didn’t ruin his life all at once. He did it one step at a time. All the little compromises in our lives add up. Being in the Word opens our eyes to this deadly downward spiral and empowers us to take steps that lead to a different path. Scriptures: Judges 16:1-22; 2 Timothy 2:1-3; Mark 4:1-20 Sermon Text: Judges 16:1-22
Jesus faced real temptations just as we do. Yet, as the perfect Son of God, he was always able to overcome. Having been there, Jesus not only understands what we’re going through, he also shows where we find the strength to win the battle. Matthew 4:1-11
Every one of us struggles with temptation and the solution can only be found in God’s message of grace.
As a liar and deceiver, he has succeeded in leading us astray time and again. But now Satan has set his sights on the ultimate prize—the Son of God, the promised Savior of the world.
Tentatio is the testing, temptation, and trial that occur when God and his Word intersect with us and our world. God uses tentatio to drive us away from self and to his promises alone. Sermon Text: Psalm 119:65-72
I can’t tell you how often I have the best of intentions, but in the end I fail to follow through. What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I do what I want to do? Sermon Text: Romans 7:18-25