The Temptation of Christ

Text: Matthew 4:1-11 After His baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted. Satan tried to get Him to sin, but Jesus never once gave in to any temptation. He set an example for us, showing how to handle temptations. The Nature of This Temptation There are two types of temptations – testing […]

Resisting the Devil

Text: 1 Peter 5:6-10 Satan is trying to destroy us and cause us to miss out on the reward that God has made available for the faithful. Yet God has made it so that we can resist the devil and overcome him. Humble Yourselves Before God (v. 6) Therefore – based upon what was just said […]

Then the Devil Comes

Text: Luke 8:11-12 In His explanation of the parable of the sower, Jesus described the time when “the devil comes.” There are various times when “the devil comes” to tempt us or to convince us to reject the truth. If we are to resist him, we would do well to note when he comes so we […]

Admonition to the Corinthians

Text: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Before closing his first letter to Corinth, Paul gives the brethren five admonitions. These instructions were not given because of a peculiar situation that existed among the brethren there. They are general instructions that all Christians can apply as well. So let us consider what Paul urged the Corinthians to do, and […]

The Great War

Text: Revelation 17:14 Our Involvement Our warfare (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) — spiritual, not carnal “Put on the full armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11) — not written to apostles, preachers, or elders, but to all Christians We must fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12) The Enemy The adversary is the devil (1 Peter 5:8) — […]

What Have You Done?

Text: Genesis 3:13; 4:10 No Sin is Hidden from God God knew their sin even though they tried to hide from Him (Genesis 3:8) or deny it (Genesis 4:9) We cannot hide anything from Him (Hebrews 4:13) We are Responsible for Our Actions Adam and Eve both tried to shift the blame for their sin […]

Temptation

Text: 1 John 2:15-17 Avenues of Temptation – 1 John 2:16 Lust of the flesh Lust of the eyes Pride of life Examples of Satan Using these Avenues of Temptation Eve – Genesis 3 Jesus – Matthew 4 God’s Promise About Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13 No unique temptation God is faithful There will be […]