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
We must decide who will sit on the throne of our lives: God or Money. When we allow God to control our resources, our lives will be filled with abundance, blessing and peace.
Scripture: Matthew 24:3-5, Genesis 3:1-6, Matthew 25:24, James 1:13-15, Romans 1:18-32
Growth is a reality for all living things. When it comes to growing spiritually: is it just simply knowing more about God? It's more than that. Growth is about having Christ formed within us, that we become people reflecting his heart and character. We all will travel through difficulties and those moments are moments for growth. Glenn unpacks some key passages that indicate...
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Matthew 10:39, Matthew 23:25-26, James 1:2-3, James 1:8, Romans 7:15
Topic: Process of Spiritual Growth
The ingredients for answered prayer include understanding God's will, living a righteous life and praying with faith. When praying for the sick, we need to understand the reasons for sickness and allow for different forms of healing: sickness unto death, sickness for discipline and sickness for the glory of God.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Matthew 7:7-8, James 5:13-16, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 2 Corinthians 4:15-18, 1 Corinthians 11:27-28
Lust means to entrap, allure and entice. Pornography poisons minds and marriages. You become wounded and sexually conflicted. God can heal your injured soul if you honestly confess your sin and pursue the life of God. LifeChurch.tv provides free ministry resources to churches through http://open.church/ . Visit Open to download and use this message in your church or...
Speaker: Craig Groeschel
Scripture: Psalm 139:23-24, Matthew 5:27-28, James 1:14-15, 1 Corinthians 6:18-18, Ephesians 4:18-18, Psalm 119:9-9, Genesis
Is temptation the work of God, Satan or self? God's free gift of salvation frees us to live pure lives in intimacy with God.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: James 1:13-15, John 16:33, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Matthew 4:1-11, 1 John 2:15-17
People who are searching for Christ are frustrated by feeling they have to keep a set of rules to please God. The concept of receiving unconditional love is foreign to them. The church needs to express grace and teach them about the free gift of salvation.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: James 2:12-26, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 2:11-14, Matthew 5:14-16
Topic: Church Mission