The War Within

Paul couldn’t make it clearer than he did in Romans chapter 7: Until we get our new bodies and go to be with Jesus, there is going to be a vicious battle against temptation and fleshly lusts. This is known as the flesh and Spirit conflict. Temptation is something that...

Sifting The Saints

“And the Lord said, ‘Simon, Simon! Indeed Satan has desired you, that he may sift you as wheat.’ “ In reading this verse in Luke 22:3, the Holy Spirit brought to my attention a Biblical truth that hit me like a glass of cold water in the face. In that passage the Lord...

Trials And Temptations

Today we begin our exposition of the petition, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:13) What makes this petition one of the most challenging to expound on is the fact that the original word for “temptation” can also refer to a trial....

The Jaws of Temptation

1 Corinthians 10.13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. James...

The Truth About Temptation

The early days of the church saw the emergence of many strange and dangerous doctrines. Many of the epistles were written to expose and correct some of these false teachings. James is no exception to the rule. There were those who were saying that God was the source...