Posts with the tag “temptations”

The Destructive Grip of Lust
by Ed Newton on March 29th, 2024
"Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes." - Proverbs 6:25   The story of Samson serves as a cautionary tale about the danger of being consumed with lust. Samson, known for his incredible strength, fell victim to the allure of forbidden desires, leading to his eventual downfall. From the beginning, Samson's life was marked by a pattern of indulgence and re...  Read More
In Pursuit of God's Timing
by Ed Newton on January 22nd, 2024
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6   In our personal pursuits, the temptation to get ahead of God's timing can be equally potent, presenting challenges that echo the cautionary wisdom found in Hebrews 11:25. When we forge ahead in our own strength, we risk experiencin...  Read More
Equipped for Victory: Overcoming Sin from Within
by Ed Newton on August 17th, 2023
2 Peter 1:3 (NIV) - "His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness."   As believers, we have been equipped with everything we need to overcome sin. God's divine power, made available to us through our relationship with Him, empowers us to live a godly life and resist the temptations that come our way. Thou...  Read More
Jesus Was Tempted Too
by Ed Newton on January 2nd, 2023
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights He fasted and became very hungry.” - Matthew 4:1  Yesterday, we looked at the amazing perfection of Jesus’ life. If you do not know, Jesus lived 33 years on earth. Before He died on the cross for all our sins, He walked the earth completely blameless. He never sinned...not once. ...  Read More
The Desires of the Eyes
by Ed Newton on September 25th, 2022
“For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life— is not from the Father but is from the world.” - 1 John 2:16   If you want to be a faithful disciple of Christ and pursue the purpose He designed you for, you must be wary of the three types of sins this world will throw at you. Satan used these exact temptations with Jesus. As humans, they are d...  Read More
What We Could Never Do
by Ministry Support on July 12th, 2022
“The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins.” - Romans 8:3   Yesterday, we talked about a God who desires to be friends with sinners. He knows that w...  Read More
What Only He Can Do
by Ministry Support on April 3rd, 2022
“And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:1-2)Have you ever asked God to remove Satan from your life? Maybe you have asked Him to remove the temptations Satan has placed in your way. Either way, every beli...  Read More

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