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Archive for Temptation

How To Resist and Overcome Temptation – Sermon – March 01 2015

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Questions to help understand the direction and meaning of the Sermon for You:

How can we resist temptations, fight them, and win?

When we get temptations, is this a Sin?  How can we triumph over tempation when it comes?  What did Joseph do in this story presented in Genesis 39: 1 ?

Do you look straight up to God during your temptations?

Listen for these questions and answers about for “How To Resist and Overcome Temptation”, below in the 1-part Video ,  or the one-part MP3 Audio Sermon.

Sermon Series on Spiritual Warfare : (No. 2),

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 11,  Genesis 39: 6-21,  James 1: 12-15,  Matthew 4: 1-11

Keywords: story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife who was the Captain of Pharaohs guard,  sexual immorality, adultery, greed, love of money, envy, coveting, disobedience to parents, abuse of alcohol or drugs, looking down on others, pride,  temptations cam to Moses, David w/ Bathsheba, Jeremiah, Elijah, Daniel, Job, Paul, the churches, even Jesus, Proverbs 11: 22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion ,  Proverbs 7: 25 Let not your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths; for many a victim has she laid low; yea, all her slain are a mighty host.  Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.,  Proverbs 5: 20,

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Can I Trust and Follow My Conscience – Sermon – October 13 2013

Can I Trust and Follow My Conscience? – Sermon – October 13 2013

What does God say to us about this inner voice that condemns us or commends us ?  Where did you get it?  Who gave it to you?  What is it exactly?  What is it’s purpose?

And can you trust it always to lead you in the right way?  How do we know that the Conscience  was very important to the Apostles?  And how do we know this?  Did they mention it in their letters?

If conscience is a compass or our inner voice inside, then why is the world not peachy-keen?  Why is there so much evil?  Why is it so wrong and full of pain and bad decisions?  Can you always follow your conscience?  If our conscience becomes weak, off, not right, what do we need to do to get back to a right conscience?  How can you have a clear conscience that does not hound you anymore?

Listen for these questions and answers about Can I Trust and Follow My Conscience?, below in the 1-part Video ,  or the one-part MP3 Audio Sermon.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 32: 1-8,  1 Samuel 25: 21-26, 30-34,  Romans 2: 12-16

Keywords: conscience, truth and conviction, guilt and temptation, King Saul hunting David, your conscience is a compass, scripture is your map and chart to direct your conscience, inner voice, good conscience, rejecting conscience, shipwreck of their faith, Hymenaeus and Alexander, seared conscience,

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MP3 Player - Can I Trust and Follow My Conscience? - Sermon - October 13 2013

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Two Spirits and One Is The Spirit Behind The Entertainment Industry – Sermon – August 25 2013

Two Spirits and One Is The Spirit Behind The Entertainment Industry – Sermon – August 25 2013

What two Spirits are we talking about here?  Is it possible, that the Media and Entertainment Industry, has the Spirit influencing it, and that particular spirit is not of the Holy Spirit?  Are We being Alarmists by sharing this concern and warning?  How have Video Games affected the training of Soldiers in our Armed Forces?  How is 4 or 5 hours a day of television influencing Children?  Adults?  How are all electronics affecting Children, regarding, Cell Phones, Video Games and TV?  Does the fact that the average child in this country  spends One Full month (30 each 12 plus hour awake days, which means only 1 hour a day of watching TV equals One month), watching television and not doing anything else, have an affect on the development of that Child?

Listen for these questions and answers about Two Spirits and One Is The Spirit Behind The Entertainment Industry, below in the 1-part Video ,  and the one-part MP3 Audio Sermon. 

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 144: 1-12, 15, Job: 1: 6-12, 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11, Mark 5: 1-13

Keywords: Media, Video Games and Violence, Sex, Anger, Stress, Pornography, Television Industry, Entertainment, liberal media and children, liberalism, transformation, conforming to the world and media

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MP3 Player - Two Spirits and One Is The Spirit Behind The Entertainment Industry - Sermon - August 25 2013

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Are You a Swordsman – Sermon – June 02 2013

Are You a Swordsman? – Sermon – June 02 2013

In continuing in our sermon series on the Holy Spirit, what is the main weapon of the Holy Spirit?  Why did God give us the Word, the Sword of the Spirit?  What are we fighting against with the Sword of the Spirit?  Against whom do we wage war?  How can we fight if we do not know our own weapon?  If we are not trained with it?  What happens when we neglect the Word?

Listen for these questions and answers about Are You a Swordsman?, below in the 1-part Video or 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 33: 1, 4-9, 13-22,   Deuteronomy 11: 18-28, 2 Timothy 4: 1-5, John 8: 48-59

Keywords: fighting against words of the world, evil teachings, evil thoughts, temptations, discouragement, fears, doctrines of hell, not flesh and blood, against principalities,  powers, world rulers of present darkness, lust, dark spirits, pride, envy, murder, hate, mistrust of God,  Sword of the Spirit, Armor of God , Ephesians

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MP3 Player - Are You a Swordsman? - Sermon - June 02 2013

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The Breastplate of Righteousness – Sermon – September 28 2008

The Breastplate of Righteousness – Sermon – September 28 2008

What does this whole Armor of God thing mean in Scripture?  Are Christians Violent people?

Why are we worried about Armor, and the different pieces of a soldiers armor back during Bible times, like during the Apostle Paul’s day?  Why does Paul bring Armor up in the New Testament?

Who are we supposed to be fighting or prepared to fight?  Where does Paul get this idea about the different pieces of Armor?  Where was Apostle Paul, when he wrote down his message about the Armor of God?  For this Sermon, what is a Breastplate?  What is it used for?  How does the Breastplate of Righteousness protect us, and from what does it protect us from?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Breastplate of Righteousness”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below are from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 5,  1 Samuel 26:3-9,  12-14, 17, 21-24,  2 Corinthians 6: 1-10,  Matthew 5: 14-20

Keywords:  fighting against Principalities, Princedoms, Satan, Invisible warfare, not a worldly war, divine power to destroy strongholds, 10 Commandments and how they can strike us down like 10 silver bullets, the Gift of Righteousness was from Jesus, David was hunted by Saul but was protected by the Breastplate, Daniel, Job, Paul, seeking Righteousness, the whole Armor of God, the Belt of Truth,  the Breastplate of Righteousness,  the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace, Ephesians 6: 13-17    “13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”

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MP3 Player - The Breastplate of Righteousness - Sermon - September 28 2008

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Triumph Over Temptation – Sermon – September 26 2010

Triumph Over Temptation – Sermon – September 26 2010

What does God say to His people about temptation?  What can we learn today through His word – in the story of Joseph?  What do we need to know about temptation?  Is temptation a sin itself?  What are the steps for us to follow when dealing with a Temptation?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Triumph Over Temptation”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 11,  Genesis 39: 1-3, 6b-20,  James 1: 12-15,  Matthew 4: 1-11

Keywords: temptation, overcoming, Potiphars wife and Joseph,  adultery, fornication, fleshly sin, lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, sexual temptation, pre-marital sex,  Moses, David and Bathsheba, Jeremiah, Elijah, Daniel, Jonah, Job, Peter, the twelve, Paul, the churches,  Jesus, trials of temptation,

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MP3 Player - Triumph Over Temptation - Sermon - September 26 2010

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The Beginning and The End of Worry – Sermon – November 07 2010

The Beginning and The End of Worry – Sermon – November 07 2010

What are you worrying about today?  Are you in the habit of fretting about things?  Stressed with anxiety?  What does God say to us about our worry?  What is His will for us?  Can we overcome our worries?  What does God want His children’s lives to be like?  How do we overcome Worry?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Beginning and The End of Worry”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 37: 1-4, 7, 9, 23-28, 39-40,  Isaiah 8: 11-17,  Phillippians 4: 4-9,  Matthew 6: 25-34

Keywords: worry and anxiety, stress, peace of mind and peace for you, burdens, tribulations, temptations, persecutions and sufferings, tranquil, confidence,

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MP3 Player - The Beginning and The End of Worry - Sermon - November 07 2010

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To Walk with God – Sermon – January 15 2012

To Walk with God – Sermon – January 15 2012

What do we need to do in order to walk with God and truly enjoy it?  How do we walk as Paul says rejoicing always in the Lord?  How can we learn to live day by day with God, trusting that he will provide?

Listen for these questions and answers about “To Walk with God”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures will be listed below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 37: 1-11,  Exodus 16: 14-20,  Philippians 4: 1-9,  Matthew 6: 25-34

Keywords: some things get in the way with our walk, unbelief, guilt regret, worry, anxiety, trust in God, Faith in God, lean on God, unbelief, conviction, powerful prayer

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MP3 Player - To Walk with God - Sermon - January 15 2012

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Breaking Old Mental Habits – Transfiguration Sunday – Sermon – February 19 2012

Breaking Old Mental Habits – Transfiguration Sunday – Sermon – February 19 2012

Why is it important for us to have a new mind?  What is the old mind like?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Breaking Old Mental Habits – Transfiguration Sunday”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures will be listed below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 17,  Exodus 34: 29-35,  2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:4,  Mark 9: 2-10

Keywords: wisdom, understanding, faith, trust , love, obedience, gentleness, self-control, courage, confidence, peace, the old mind has bad habits in my thinking, despair, doubts, fears, anxiety, depression, guilt,

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MP3 Player - Breaking Old Mental Habits – Transfiguration Sunday - Sermon - February 19 2012

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Why Does God Allow Suffering – Sermon – September 30 2012

Why Does God Allow Suffering? – Sermon – September 30 2012

Why does He not just rescue us out of it and keep us from it?   I mean – if He is a good God and loves us, why let us endure suffering and have us pass through it?  Where does suffering even come from?  Does He have any great purpose for us in it?  Can we even learn to rejoice in our sufferings?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Why Does God Allow Suffering?”, below in the 2-part Video or 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below the Videos.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 46, Job 23: 1 – 17,  Romans 5: 1 – 5, Matthew 10: 16 – 23

Keywords: suffering, sin and suffering, joy in suffering, Christian suffering

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MP3 Player - Why Does God Allow Suffering ? - Sermon - September 30 2012

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