The truth about temptation is that it's not a sin to be tempted, only to give in. Don't blame God, others or the bait. When tempted run, don't try to resist. And when you do fall prey to temptation, remember that failure isn't final. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: James 1:13-15, Matthew 4:1-11, Genesis 3:4-5, 1 Samuel 15:19-25, 1 John 1:9
Temptation pushes us to fulfill a legitimate desire in an illegitimate way. Temptation attacks our belief that God can be trusted. It empowers us to be the sole owner of right and wrong. It pushes us toward self-deception. Seek to fulfill your desires in a godly manner. Your weaknesses can become great opportunities to gain intimacy with God and give grace to others.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Genesis 2 - 3
Joseph is described as a trusted slave, a tempted slave and a trusted prisoner. His purity is contrasted with the immoral behavior of his brother Judah. We must withstand temptation, recognizing that God can use our afflictions for His glory.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: Genesis 38 - 39
Satan caused Eve to doubt God's goodness and to twist His words. In doing so, we also are tripped up by his lies and doubts. Remember, your sin will find you out. You will reap what you sow. Satan will cause you doubt your own character . God's Word, His lovingkindness and holiness will keep you from stumbling. Preached at Chase Oaks Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Genesis 3:1-5, 2 Corinthians 11:3, John 8:44, Numbers 32:23, Galatians 6:7
Topic: Satan and Temptation
We often trade what we've decided and what we know is most important for a bowl of stew. What’s true of Esau is true of you. You have no idea what God wants to accomplish through your life. You have no idea what God wants to accomplish in your church, ministry, community. And nobody is going to be standing beside you to help you re-frame the temptation. But God knows and you...
Speaker: Andy Stanley
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6, Genesis 25:25-32
Topic: Sexual Immorality