How to Bear Temptation 1 Cor. 10:13

How to Bear Temptation 1 Cor. 10:13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO People often misquote this verse by saying, “God will never give you more than you can handle” – but when you read this verse carefully you see, in the first place, he doesn’t “give” the temptation to you [Jas 1:13]...

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Words Against the Lord Mal. 3:13-15

Words Against the Lord Mal. 3:13-15 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Lord said to Israel, “Your words have been stout against me.”  They had been speaking words against the Lord.  These words resulted from: Self-will – they said, “It is vain to serve God” – it is not worthless to serve...

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Add to “Patience Godliness”

Add to “Patience Godliness” 2 Peter 1:6                 What is godliness? How can one be godly? Peter tells us to add godliness in this passage. Godliness is being like God. It is more than observing a list of do’s and don’ts (although obedience is required). It is thinking His thoughts...

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Add to “Temperance Patience”

Add to “Temperance Patience” 2 Peter 1:6                 Patience is a choice. This is another choice that Peter tells us to add. Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience. Patience is the suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation, or...

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Make No Provision for Your Flesh 2 Samuel 11-12

Make No Provision for Your Flesh 2 Sam. 11-12 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO 2 Samuel 11:1 …the time when kings go forth to battle… But David tarried at Jerusalem. If you’re not in the fight you’ll be doing something else.  That something else is no replacement for being in the battle. The...

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The Devil’s Temptations Luke 4:1-13

The Devil’s Temptations Luke 4:1-13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Lk 4:1-10 we see the devil’s temptations of Jesus.  He was tempted with bread, with the power and glory of the kingdoms of the world and with protection upon jumping off the temple. Remember that the devil is a liar...

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Bad Counsel

Bad Counsel 1 Kings 13:1-24             This passage illustrates  how easy it is for us to receive and accept bad counsel. We have an unnamed man of God doing everything right. If this story ended in verse 10 or even in verse 17 we would say this man of God...

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Boast Not Thyself of Tomorrow

Boast not thyself of to Morrow… Proverbs 27:10 Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Illustration May 20th I was upset because I had jury duty. On the night before I was in a car wreck. By the grace of God my...

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Temptation

Temptation Heb. 4:14-15   Temptation is not sin Jesus was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Jesus was tempted yet with the temptation he never acted on it and sinned. Temptation is not sin. I Cor.10:13                  Your temptation is not unique I John 2:15-16     3...

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Walk in the Spirit

Walk in the Spirit Gal 5:16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This is a fairly simple lesson when you think about it.  When you were saved, you went through a spiritual circumcision that separated your flesh from your soul [Col 2:10-11].  The Holy Spirit brought spiritual life into you [Jn 3:6; 1...

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