Articles Tagged 'Temptation'

Beautiful to Broken

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

Germs of the Spirit

Germs of the Spirit

Have you really thrown them away or just tried to clean them up?

We need to not only be sorry for our sin, but we also need to get rid of the things in our lives that lead us to sin.

Weeds!

Weeds!

What do you have growing in your path?

We need to keep our thought life free of weeds.

Misleading Advertising

Misleading Advertising

Sin is very misleading

Sin is deceptive and offers shortcuts that ultimately enslave.

A Better Offer

A Better Offer

What's tempting you right now?

Satan offers us many shortcuts and temptations, but only God has a really better offer.

Developing Trust

Developing Trust

Where do you think you'll find real trust?

Trial, temptation, trouble, and testing are in the same neighborhood with trust: we're not going to get the one we want without experiencing the ones we dont!

A Lizard's Tail?

A Lizard's Tail?

What's so important about an ol' dead lizard's tail?

We face temptation to sin, but sin is an old, dying, worthless lizard's tail.