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
God chooses us and we choose God. How do we understand the concept of election? How can we be sure that we are eternally secure? Jesus tells us in John 6.
Scripture: John 6:35-71, James 2:24-26, Hebrews 11:31
Topic: Foreknowledge of God
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