Articles Tagged 'Temptation'

Crouching at the Door

How did Jesus have the strength to resist sin again and again and again? What strategies or tools did he use to overcome the schemes of the evil one?

Phil Ware leads in our focus on being JesuShaped disciples by talking about the real power behind Jesus overcoming temptation.

Desert of Trial

Because he knew the true and living God, the heart behind the Scriptures, he could recognize the forger, the fraud — Satan — who tried to distort and misuse truth and Scripture.

James Nored and Phil Ware discuss the temptations and trials of Jesus and why they are important to us and what they have to say to us as people who are part of God's story.

Living My MUSD #6: Shared Prayer through Forgiving Redemptively

Living My Mission Under Social Distancing

Phil Ware opens the New Testament and reminds of a great way to live out our mission while under social distancing, prayer because prayer has always been a virtual way of blessing others.

Living My MUSD #5: Shared Prayer through Interceding Personally

Even when confined to our houses and limited in our travels and frustrated with social distancing, we still have the incredible ability to pray for others.

Phil Ware opens the New Testament and reminds of a great way to live out our mission while under social distancing, prayer because prayer has always been a virtual way of blessing others.

Teach Us to Pray 12: Deliver Us

Why would God lead us into temptation? Doesn't God want us victorious over temptation?

Phil Ware and Andy Johnson help us look at our prayer for deliverance from temptation and the evil one.

Desert of Trial

Because he knew the true and living God, the heart behind the Scriptures, he could recognize the forger, the fraud.

James Nored and Phil Ware discuss the temptations and trials of Jesus and why they are important to us and what they have to say to us as people who are part of God's story.

Beautiful to Broken

Why reject the goodness of God and all he has done to choose our own way?

James Nored and Phil Ware continue helping us find our story in God's story, this time looking at the Fall.

Temptation

In an age that has lost any sense of sin, why worry about temptation?

Brian McCutchen reminds us that dealing with temptation is not easy for the Christian and must be dealt with seriously.

Hope in the Wilderness

How do we live in the interim?

Mark Frost of http://www.interimministrypartners.com shares part 1 of a 4 part series on the interim season by comparing it to the journey through the wilderness.

Moments of Decision

What will we do when the choice is ours and the moment comes?

Phil Ware continues his series connected to The Story, this week from Chapter 3, focusing on Joseph and his temptation with Potiphar's wife.

Motel 6

When is a cup of coffee a whole lot more?

Thom Lemmons tells us a story that gets to the heart of danger in sexual temptation and lust and a need for a friend.

Handwritten Message from Heaven: I AM

Is Jesus claiming to be God?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on the "I AM" sayings of the Bible.

The Path from Brokenness to Peace

Can I really be the same person in each place?

Ron Rose talks about the temptation to compartmentalize life and live by different standards in different roles and walks in life instead of living with integrity for God.

Why God Permits Pain

I thought if I followed Jesus, He would take care of me?

Rubel Shelly discusses both the problem and the purpose of pain in the believer's life.

It Won't Ever Happen to Us!

Why is it so easy for us to live in denial?

Larry Zinck talks about the wildfire destruction and how people can live so close to the danger zone and think it won't ever happen to them.

Getting Out of Trouble

How in the world are you going to get out of this mess?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that temptation is something that gets worse when we give into it, especially lying, and yet God promises to help us find a way out of the mess.

Resistance Is NOT Futile!

Have you given resisting a try lately?

Patrick Odum reminds us that overcoming temptation requires us to resist the devil, but he also adds some other insights from James' famous passage about overcoming temptation by being honest about oursleves and our need for God.

The Jesus Vibe: Crouching at the Door

How do you face down our enemy?

Phil Ware shares his continuing series on the Jesus vibe and focuses on how Jesus won the war over sin and temptation.

Fudging and Compromise

How far are you going to let things slide?

Mike Barres reminds us that taking moral shortcuts and fudging on things spiritually always end up in disaster and sin.

Let's Not Be Deceived!

Have you been trusting in the wrong things?

It is so easy to be deceived by the evil one, but the Scriptures can help us like they helped Jesus overcome temptation.

A Lion in the Kitchen

What would you do to find this beast in your kitchen?

The Devil is a lion and we let him into our kitchens, our homes, by treating temptation as a little kitten rather than a roaring lion wanting to devour us.

Tough Times Toughen

Wow, tough times can be hard, but is there a payoff to them?

Tough times, even when they are filled with temptation can help us grow and better appreciate good times when they come.

Run the Race

Are you running to win the victory?

Sin entangles and causes us to stumble and fall rather than running victoriously, whether the sin is our own or the sin of others against us.

The Devil Made Me Do It!

Who are you blaming for your messes?

We've got to be honest about our weakness and inconsistency and quit trying to blame everything on someone or something else, including satan or the devil.

Sunk by Our Own Desires

What are you chasing that is destructive to you?

A self-destructive meal at a mud hole reminds us of how our own desires can blind us to the dangers of our own greed and lust for power.